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Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Foundation for Rural Service
Sep 15, 2017


Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program provides grants for programs in rural communities served by the National Telecommunications Cooperative Association (NTCA) members.

Funds may be used for:

  • Business Development: Technology equipment for agriculture, entrepreneurship, and/or job creation programs
  • Community Development: Parks and recreation, tourism, and the arts
  • Education: Education technology (such as computers and smart boards), curriculum development, extracurricular activities, and distance learning programs
  • Telecommunications: Broadband adoption projects, technology education, and training

Examples of past funded projects include:

  • Expansion of a high school health sciences program to assist students with obtaining CNA certificates
  • Sustaining an entrepreneurship center
  • Purchasing computers for a small, rural school

501(c)(3) organizations served by NTCA members are eligible to apply.

The Foundation will give priority to proposals that foster collaboration among different community agencies, and local government, reflect a comprehensive approach to community development, promote community participation and engagement, and make rural communities a better place to live and work.

Preference will also be given to projects that can be fully funded by the grant or have 75% or more of the project currently funded.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000
Award floor: $250

Application process

A link to the program guidance is available on the program website.

Mail completed applications to:

The Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program
4121 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1000
Arlington, VA 22203

Tagged as
Broadband · Community and economic development · Schools · Technology for health and human services

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