The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program

The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program

The ARRL has long recognized that it is in the best interests of Amateur Radio to encourage and support amateur radio clubs. Clubs historically have recruited, licensed and trained new radio amateurs and have provided the community setting for radio amateurs to continue their education and training.

The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program, funded by a grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), will make $500,000 available to clubs, enabling them to more easily provide and expand these important services. The program will provide up to $25,000 for worthy club projects, while requests for more than that will be referred back to ARDC.

An informational webinar about the ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program was held on May 4, 2022. Slides from that presentation can be viewed here — http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Foundation/Club%20Grant%20Presentation%205-4-2022%20pdf.pdf

The ARRL Club Grant Program, at a glance:

Clubs do not need to be ARRL-affiliated clubs to submit proposals.

Looking to fund projects that create significant impact beyond the applying club: transformative impact on Amateur Radio; create public awareness and support for Amateur Radio; educational and training impact.

Examples of projects include, but are not limited to: get on the air projects; ham training and skills development through mentoring; STEM and STEAM learning through Amateur Radio; station resources for use by the ham community; emergency communications and public service projects that emphasize training; club revitalization projects.

Grant funds may not be used for commercial or for-profit projects.

Follow the links below for Club Grant application templates —

Project narrative
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Foundation/Project%20Narrative.docx

Grant milestones
http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Foundation/Club%20Grant%20Milestones.xlsx

Grant project budget https://tinyurl.com/3xezppde

Club revitalization plan (revitalization grants only) — http://www.arrl.org/files/file/Foundation/Club%20Revitalization%20Plan.docx

Follow this link to submit a Club Grant proposal — https://apply.mykaleidoscope.com/scholarships/arrlgrantapplication

Clubs are also welcome to apply directly to ARDC for a grant by visiting www.ampr.org.  From that website —

“Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC) is a California-based foundation with roots in amateur radio and the technology of internet communication. Our mission is to support, promote, and enhance digital communication and broader communication science and technology, to promote amateur radio, scientific research, experimentation, education, development, open access, and innovation in information and communication technology.”

Questions about the ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program can be sent to clubgrants@arrl.org.

ARRL has posted the club grants webinar that aired on May 4, 2022 —