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Club Grant Program

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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 ARRLĀ Foundation Club Grant Program was held on May 4, 2022. Slides from that presentation can be viewed here (PDF).

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:

The ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program is now accepting grant proposals.

Follow this link to submit a Club Grant proposal.

Clubs are also welcome to apply directly to ARDC for a grant by visiting www.ampr.org/apply/. Grant applications of all amounts, including over $25,000, are eligible.

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

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