The Foundation for Rural Service offers grants to help communities build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. These grants are in partnership with local broadband providers who are members of NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association.
The following Tennessee organizations were awarded FRS grants in 2019:
Alexandria Senior Center (Alexandria)
$4,000 to offer beginner technology classes that will teach community members valuable information about technology and help them gain access to various programs and services online. Additional equipment will allow the Senior Care Center to offer a broad range of operating system experience and allow multiple users to simultaneously access the internet at the center. Sponsored by DTC Communications.
Cannon County High School (Woodbury)
$2,738.70 to integrate Texas Instruments (TI) technology into lessons, allowing students to conduct experiments and become more engaged with STEM. Students will learn basic coding, incorporating math skills, using TI. Sponsored by DTC Communications.
Pine Haven Elementary (Jamestown)
$5,000 to purchase Boxlight touch boards and materials for the creation of a STEM program and a shared STEM learning space. Sponsored by Twin Lakes.
East 52 Volunteer Fire Department (Celina)
$550 to equip the volunteer fire department with modern technology for displaying the video portion of CPR, AED and First Aid training. The technology will also be used for training within the community. Sponsored by Twin Lakes.
Grants require a 10% match from recipients and range from $500 to $5,000. They are awarded in four categories: Business and Economic Development, Community Development, Education and Telecommunications Applications.
For more information about applying for 2020 grants, visit the Foundation for Rural Service website.