Amount: Up to $5,000
Eligibility: programs in rural communities served by NTCA members
The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) works in cooperation with the NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association (NTCA) to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. FRS is a 501c(3) nonprofit organization.
FRS will provide annual grants for programs in rural communities served by NTCA members. Our grants support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Applicants may request grants in the range of $250 to $5,000. Each grant is a one-time award. Projects may be funded at a lesser amount than requested.
The foundation supports organizations and projects that fit into the following grant categories:
Entrepreneurship and job creation programs.
Outreach programs that promote technology learn- ing and innovation. Programs that encourage rural development through arts and tourism.
Technology in the classroom (computers, smart boards), curriculum development, extracurricular activities and distance-learning programs.
Broadband adoption projects; applications of broadband, including in healthcare, agriculture, and education; and technology infrastructure, such as community hot spots.
We give priority to projects that:
$5,000 or have 75% or more of the project currently funded.
FRS will not fund grants to the following:
GRANT PROPOSAL REQUIREMENTS
Please submit a grant proposal containing all of the items listed below. Incomplete proposals will not be considered. Electronic submissions will not be accepted.
Your grant proposal must include:
|Proposals due to FRS||Notice of Grant Award||Fund Distribution by|
|Postmarked by September 15||December 1||December 31|
For more information visit: https://www.frs.org/programs/grant-program