Sponsored by ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio
Eligibility: Public, Other (including homeschool, 501 (c)(3) organizations), Charter
Award(s): Grants up to $500 per school year are awarded.
Deadline(s): Applications are accepted October 1 through November 1, annually.
Focus: Technology Education/Computer Science
Grade Level(s): 9-12, 6-8, 3-5, K-2
Content Area(s): Science
Description: ARRL, The National Association for Amateur Radio, offers Education and Technology Program (ETP) grants to elementary, middle, and high schools in the United States. ETP Progress Grants are awarded to teachers who are currently using amateur radio as an instructional tool and need additional resources for a specific purpose, as well as to teachers who need resources for getting started with instruction in wireless technology and electronics as part of a long-range plan to include amateur radio in the curriculum.
Progress Grants also may be used to supplement (but not to supplant) existing resources for such items as amateur radio license manuals and instructor guides, school ham radio station upkeep, and station upgrades. Applications should show a commitment from teachers and school administration, a well-conceived plan to use resources to engage students, and a working relationship with local ham radio volunteers who can provide mentoring support for the school.
Contact: Attn: Lifelong Learning and Knowledge Dept.
ARRL Education and Technology Program
225 Main St.
Newington, CT 06111