The Blandin Foundation in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, aims to be the premier partner for building healthy rural communities, grounded in strong economies, where burdens and benefits are widely shared. To that end, the foundation has a long history of supporting the active engagement of communities to ensure their telecommunications and technology capacity.
Through the Blandin Community Broadband Program, grants of up to $50,000 will be awarded to support work that increases awareness about the value of broadband; business and residential use of broadband in rural communities; and public and private investment in rural broadband capacity.
Eligible recipients must be located in Minnesota, serve Minnesota residents, and be tax exempt under section 501(c)(3) the Internal Revenue Code, a unit of government, or a tribal government.
For complete program guidelines, a program factsheet, information about previous grant recipients, and application instructions, visit the Blandin Foundation Web site.