The East Coast Amateur Radio Service provides support for amateur radio initiatives



The East Coast Amateur Radio Service, Inc (ECARS) announced that it could provide financial support for worthy initiatives.

“The objective of this grant program is to support amateur radio and other non-profit organizations with programs to educate, license and otherwise support amateur radio activities – with an emphasis on youth-oriented projects, ”ECARS said.

ECARS regularly supports scholarships through the ARRL Foundation and has awarded other grants to organizations for youth programs or for emergency aid. “In fact, we are getting far fewer requests than we expected from this program,” said ECARS President Vic Klein, WA4THR.

Information on the ECARS grant application can be found on the website organization website. Preference is also given to applications that benefit the ECARS service area and IRS 501 (c) (3) group tax exempt organizations.

Subsidy funds are budgeted for this purpose each year from the general operating funds of ECARS or from donations specifically earmarked for the subsidy fund. The board reviews nominations quarterly and awards are announced in the first month of the following quarter. The evaluation of the grant applications received is scheduled for March 15, June 15, September 15 and December 15.

The selected organizations will receive a check which is to be applied to the objective described in the application, with a report to follow to ECARS that indicates how the funds were used and the results of the program. Photos are welcome, and ECARS will assume they represent permission for publication.