Community Grant Program
Supporting Your Communities
As part of its ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, FRS offers aid for communities served by NTCA members through its annual Community Grants Program. These grants are designed to provide support to a variety of local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America.
Applications for these grants are accepted each spring ranging from $250 to $5,000. The grants awarded each December support a variety of projects concentrated in four major categories.
Together, We Can Boost Our Community
Submitting applications for the community grant is easy as 1...2...3...
- Download the flyer, personalize it with your logo and contact information, your chosen deadline and distribute it within your community.
- Have your community members submit their proposals to you by your chosen deadline.
- Select the proposals your telco would like to back and submit your application through Member Central by September 13.
Note: NTCA member companies will be responsible for a 10% match (i.e. if the applicant requests and wins a grant for $5,000, the NTCA member company is responsible for $500 and FRS is responsible for $4,500).
Invaluable Insight on the FRS Grant Program
Each year, the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) gives back to rural communities through the grant program. In 2018, FRS awarded 12 grants for a total of nearly $50,000. Thank you to the 2018 sponsors who made the grant program possible: Ericsson, Inc., NISC, Womble Bond Dickinson, Mapcom Systems, Rural Telephone Finance Cooperative (RTFC) and Toly Digital. See how the grants open opportunities to rural communities.
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