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Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program

Foundation for Rural Service
Sep 9, 2024

The Foundation for Rural Service Community Grant Program provides funding for projects 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:

  • Equipment for firefighters and first responders
  • Park updates to encourage physical activity
  • Equipment for early intervention services for preschool aged children
  • 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
  • Purchase of technology to assist veterans and their families enroll in federal and state benefit programs

501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations served by NTCA members are eligible. NTCA members must apply on behalf of organizations in their service area.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award range: $250 - $5,000

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

Application process

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

Submit the completed application to the appropriate NCTA Member Partner.

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

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For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.