Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program

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Foundation for Rural Service Grant Program

The Foundation for Rural Service offers annual grants for programs in rural communities. Grants support local efforts to build and sustain high quality of life in rural America. The Foundation supports organizations and projects that fit into the following categories:

  • Business and Economic Development: Entrepreneurship and job creation programs
  • Community Development: Outreach programs that promote technology learning and innovation and programs that encourage rural development through arts and tourism
  • Education: Technology in the classroom (computers, smart boards), curriculum development, extracurricular activities, and distance-learning programs
  • Telecommunications: Broadband adoption projects, applications of broadband, including in healthcare, agriculture, and education; and technology infrastructure, such as community hot spots

Eligible Applicants: Cities, counties, states, schools, non-profit organizations, and Tribes

Award Ceiling: $5,000                                                                             

Match: No required match, although preference will be given to projects that can be fully funded by the maximum grant award or have 75 percent or more of the project currently funded.

Deadline: September 15, 2018

Contact: Annette Peterson,

For further information or assistance in applying for funding opportunities, contact KLJ at 701-355-8400.