Community Grant Program

Funding That Supports Important Projects In Our Community

As part of our ongoing commitment to rural communities across our service area, we have partnered with FRS to offer aid to communities we serve through its annual Community Grant 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.

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.

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
• Security cameras
• For-Profit Businesses
• Digital signage
• Endowments or capital campaigns
• Event sponsorships
• Community food programs
• Loan programs
• Religious-based activities
• Employee or contractor salaries

Applications for these grants are accepted each spring, ranging from $250 to $5,000. The grants awarded each November support a variety of projects concentrated in four major categories.

Interested in applying for an FRS Community Grant?

Complete the Community Grant Application Guide and send the information along with supporting documents to Donna Bell by August 30, 2024.  As your NTCA member partner, Chariton Valley will submit the application on your behalf.  This is a highly competitive grant. Be as thorough as possible in describing your project and how it will help your community.

2024 FRS Community Grant Application Guide


Note: Grants are a one-time only award.