From ARRL Club News:
The new ARRL Foundation Club Grant Program, funded by a generous grant from Amateur Radio Digital Communications (ARDC), has awarded $270,000 to radio clubs that participated in the first round of applications.
The Club Grant Program, introduced earlier this year, includes $500,000 to be awarded to radio clubs with projects that will have the most impact on amateur radio, the community, and the future of radio technology. The grants will fund transformative projects that encourage the growth of active amateur radio operators and training opportunities, education programs for student groups and schools, and club revitalization. A second round of applications to award the program’s remaining funding opened on September 7, 2022. The deadline for submitting an application is November 4th at 7PM Eastern time.
Twenty-four clubs were notified on Monday, August 29, that they are receiving grants. The ARRL Foundation received 128 applications in the first round, with requests totaling $1.74 million. The selection committee noted that it was difficult work deciding from many high-quality grant proposals, considering the finite available funds. Radio clubs that did not receive grants in the first round may revise and resubmit applications in the second round.
The ARRL Foundation, established in 1973 by ARRL The National Association for Amateur Radio®, administers the Club Grant Program. ARRL has long recognized that it is in the best interest 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 them to continue their education and training.
The new Club Grant Program will help clubs more easily provide and expand their important services. More information about the program can be found on the ARRL Foundation website, at www.arrl.org/club-grant-program.
The following clubs, in no particular order, were awarded grants:
|Heritage High School Amateur Radio Club
|Newport County Radio Club
|Bristol County Repeater Association
|Holmesburg Amateur Radio Club
|Quaboag Valley Amateur Radio Club
|Amateur Radio Club at Kansas State University
|Meriden Amateur Radio Club
|Anchorage Amateur Radio Club
|Andrew Johnson Amateur Radio Club
|Cape Ann Amateur Radio Association
|Yavapai Amateur Radio Club
|Cave City High School Amateur Radio Club
|Fauquier County 4-H Ham Radio Club
|All Things Amateur Radio Association
|Forsyth Amateur Radio Club Inc
|Sunset Empire Amateur Radio Club
|Barnstable Amateur Radio Club
|Orange County Amateur Radio Club
|Daleville Area Amateur Radio Service
|Lake Washington Ham Club
|Radio Association of Western New York
|Prairie Dog Amateur Radio Club
|West Chester Amateur Radio Association
|Gloucester County Amateur Radio Club