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Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program

Sponsor
Foundation for Rural Service
Deadlines
Sep 13, 2019
Contact

foundation@frs.org

Brock Streauslin
703.351.2026
bstreauslin@frs.org

Purpose

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

Funds may be used for:

  • Business and Economic Development: Entrepreneurship and job creation programs
  • Community Development: Outreach programs that promote technology learning and innovation or that encourage rural development through arts and tourism
  • Education: Education technology (such as computers and smart boards), extracurricular activities, and distance learning programs
  • Telecommunications Applications: Promoting the implementation and use of broadband-enabled applications for telehealth, education, government services, safety and security, and efficient energy distribution and use

Examples of health-related projects that have been funded include:

  • Laptops for rural ambulance services
  • Purchase of mobile telemedicine carts
  • A telehealth program that concentrates on follow-up assessments for patients following an illness or new medical diagnosis
  • A Cardiac Ready Community Project that trains residents from remote communities in hands-only CPR and AED usage
  • Purchasing laptops with webcams to facilitate mental health assessments in rural emergency rooms via a telemedicine crisis center
Eligibility

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

Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $5,000
Total funding available: $100,000

A 10% match is required from the local NTCA member.

Application process

Links to the program flyer and online application system are available on the program website.

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



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