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Education and Technology Program (ETP) Grants

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American Radio Relay League (ARRL)

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Grants of up to $500 and equipment valued at up to $1,500 to USA K-12 schools and IHEs to support amateur radio classroom projects. Applications must demonstrate a well-conceived plan to use the resources to engage students and a working relationship with local ham radio volunteers who will provide mentoring support for the school.

The Education and Technology Program offers two types of grants:

  • ETP School Station Grants are awarded to schools that provide a plan to use Amateur Radio as part of an enrichment program and/or as part of in-classroom learning. A school should be willing to identify the school personnel who will be in charge of the operation of the equipment and instruction of students on using the equipment.  This person(s) must be a licensed Amateur Radio operator, and willing to participate in training in ARRL’s Teachers Institute. Applicants should get the support of local licensed ham volunteers to provide the school with technical assistance and also to provide support for other resources
  • ETP Progress Grants offer modest support to those teachers who are currently using Amateur Radio in their classrooms as an instructional tool and who need additional resources for specific purposes, or for teachers who need resources to get started instructing wireless technology and electronics topics as part of a longer-range plan to involve Amateur Radio. The grant is meant to supplement (not supplant) existing resources for such things as Amateur Radio license manuals and instructor guides, station upkeep and maintenance (e.g., replacing a worn cable, equipment repair), upgrades (e.g., replacing a satellite-tracking computer program with an updated version), and to provide resources for wireless technology instruction. 

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GrantWatch ID#: 176248

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School Station Grant: This is not a monetary grant. ARRL will acquire the equipment through a bid process and provide it to the school. Most equipment grants do not exceed a retail value of $1500.

Progress Grant: Progress Grants have a limit of $500 per school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Qualifying schools must be located in the US and be a public school or a 501(c)(3) non-profit school organization.

To qualify for a School Station equipment grant, a school should be willing to:
- Use Amateur Radio as an enrichment program, as part of a unit of curriculum, or as a club activity at the school
- Identify the school personnel who will be in charge of the operation of the equipment and instruction of students on using the equipment. This person(s) must be a licensed Amateur Radio operator, and willing to participate in training in ARRL’s Teachers Institute
- Actively seek funding for ongoing support of the program from a variety of sources after the initial phase is implemented
- Get the support of local licensed ham volunteers to provide the school with technical assistance and also to provide support for other resources
- Use hands-on projects as part of the curriculum
- Provide feedback to the ARRL about the use of resources provided under the grant and impact in the school

Pre-Application Information:

Applications will be accepted for review between October 1st and November 1st.

Schools are usually notified of application decisions within 90 days after receipt of application.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Direct questions and/or send applications to:
ARRL Education and Technology Program
Attn: Lifelong Learning and Knowledge Dept.
225 Main Street
Newington, CT 06111
Phone: (860)-594-0367
Fax: (860) 594-0259

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