November 1 is the deadline for schools to apply for 2016 ARRL Education & Technology Program (ETP) grants.
The ETP offers two types of grants. School Station Grants are awarded to schools providing a plan to use Amateur Radio as part of an enrichment program and/or as part of in-classroom learning. ETP Progress Grants offer modest support to teachers now using Amateur Radio as an instructional tool who need additional resources for specific purposes. Progress grants also are available for teachers who need resources to start teaching wireless technology and electronics topics as part of a longer-range plan to involve Amateur Radio.
A primary ETP objective is to boost wireless technology literacy among US students and educators through Amateur Radio.
“Amateur Radio provides hands-on opportunities for students to learn about radio science!” said ARRL Educational Services Manager Debra Johnson, K1DMJ. “We look for commitment from teachers and school administrators, a well-conceived plan to use the resources to engage students, and a working relationship with local ham radio volunteers who are willing to serve as mentors,” she explained.
The ETP depends upon the sustaining support of the Amateur Radio community. Since its inception in 2000, the program has grown to benefit more than 550 schools. The program welcomes your donation. For more information, contact Debra Johnson, K1DMJ, at ARRL Headquarters.