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Deadline: October 1, 2014

Foundation for Rural Service

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), in cooperation with the National Cable and Telecommunications Association (NTCA)–The Rural Broadband Association, seeks to sustain and enhance the quality of life throughout rural America by advancing an understanding of rural telecommunications issues. FRS will provide annual grants for programs in rural communities served by NTCA members. Its grants support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. The Foundation supports organizations and projects that fit into the following grant categories:

  • 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.

Amount: 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.

Eligibility: Nonprofit organizations in communities served by NCTA members. A letter of support from an NTCA member company endorsing the project must accompany the request.

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