FRS Community Grant Application

2023 Community Grant Program

Funding That Supports Important Projects In Our Community

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) is a nonprofit organization that works in cooperation with NTCA–The Rural Broadband Association to sustain and enhance the quality of life in America by advancing an understanding of rural issues. The FRS Community Grant Program is offered annually through NTCA members, like us, to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America.

We are accepting grant requests from $250 to $5000 from organizations within the BEK Communications Cooperative serving area, or within a BEK Fiber served area, or receiving BEK service(s) over BEK Fiber. Ten percent of the total grant award comes from BEK Communications as an NTCA member partner.

Applications open on May 6, 2024 and are due on September 9, 2024. For more information visit the FRS Website.

The Program supports projects in these categories:

  • Business and economic development
  • Community development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications applications

FRS will not fund grants to the following:

  • Individuals
  • Scholarship programs
  • International organizations
  • Lobbying and political activities
  • Ticketed events
  • Capital campaigns
  • For-Profit Businesses
  • Infrastructure/building campaigns
  • Endowments
  • Event sponsorships
  • Community food programs
  • Loan programs
  • Religious-based activities

Application Deadline

Grants are a one-time only award. Once this application is completed, BEK Communications will submit the application on your behalf. All applications must be submitted through your NTCA member partner.
Proposal Deadline: August 31, 2023

FRS Community Grant Program Application