The Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program
At the request of the family of the late Victor C. Clark, W4KFC, the ARRL Foundation established the Victor C. Clark Youth Incentive Program, with the objective of providing support for the development of Amateur Radio among high-school age (or younger) youth. Funded by endowment and contributor support, the Program makes minigrants available to groups that demonstrate serious intent to promote participation in Amateur Radio by youth and enrich the experience of radio amateurs under the age of 18.
Groups that qualify for mini-grants will include, but not be limited to, high school radio clubs, youth groups, and general-interest radio clubs that sponsor subgroups of young people or otherwise make a special effort to get them involved in club activities. Minigrants, not to exceed $1000 per grant, will be made for such projects as securing equipment for antennas for club stations, purchasing training materials, supporting local service projects that bring favorable public exposure, and similar activities. Preference will be given to projects for which matching funds are raised locally.
An applicant for a mini-grant must write a brief, but complete proposal including such items as:
- names, call signs (if applicable), addresses and telephone numbers of sponsors
- objectives of the proposed program
- existing resources if relevant (e.g. status of school club station, etc.)
- concise, realistic statement of financial need
- description of local resources (e.g. matching funds, specific financial and/or equipment/material contributions)
- commitment of relevant local non-ham group (e.g. school, school science coordinator and/or principle, school board)
- any relevant supporting documentation including letters of support, letters of intent, pledges and the like
- timeframe; local evaluation process; criteria for evaluating program effectiveness/success.