GRM, FRS offer grant opportunities

Chillicothe News

GRM Networks has partnered with the Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), the philanthropic arm of NTCA – The Rural Broadband Association, to offer grants that support local organizations in their efforts to build and help sustain a high quality of life in rural America.

Grants may be awarded for business and economic development; community development; education and telecommunications applications. 

Grant requests may range between $250 and $5,000. GRM Networks will contribute 10 percent toward the one-time grant with the remainder of the grant funded by FRS, according to a press release from GRM Networks. 

Priority of grants awarded will be given to projects that:

  • Could be fully funded by the grant maximum of $5,000 or have at least 75 percent of the project currently funded;
  • Focus on technology and broadband enabled projects;
  • Have a long-term impact for the community and its residents;
  • Promote community participation and engagement; and 
  • Create a more sustainable rural community. 

Organizations wishing to apply should review grant information and the application process found at Applications must be completed electronically and should be emailed to Amy Davison at Questions about the grants, or the application process, may also be directed to Davison at 888-748-2110.

The deadline to submit grant applications to GRM Networks is August 6, 2021. Organizations receiving grants will be announced in December.