Grant Programs

Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded hundreds of grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory.

GRM Networks is in the process of revising the grant program and will soon announce the details of the new and improved program. Once the changes have been announced, we will begin accepting applications again.

Questions should be directed to Amy Davison, Sales Representative at 660-748-2110 or amy@grm.net.

Area Fire Departments to Receive $500 Donations

In place of the 2019 fourth quarter GRM Networks Community Improvement Grants, the cooperative is donating $500 to each of the fire departments located in its coverage area.

Fire departments are a vital part of every community’s well-being. GRM Networks appreciates their dedication and commitment to keeping our communities safe. Along with the monetary donation, members of the fire departments will also tour GRM Networks’ Central Office (CO) located in their respective district. The tours will provide an opportunity for the fire departments to learn about the operations and the crucial telecommunications equipment housed in the Central Office.

Pictured to the right are, from left to right, Steve Miles, GRM Networks district manager; Mike Ragan, GRM Networks, director of network operations; Garret Robertson, GRM Networks switching technician; David Kinnison, Bethany fire chief and Tyson Martin, Bethany’s assistant fire chief.

Other Grant Opportunities

GRM Networks has two major partners that offer grant programs to our customers. Learn more about the grants by clicking on the links provided below. If you have questions, contact Amy Davison, Sales Representative, at 660-748-2110 or amy@grm.net


Apply for a grant for your organization from Aureon (formerly INS). Aureon invites public and private non-profit agencies to submit proposals for consideration in assisting in your charity drives and/or funding of a specific project for your respective communities. Only those communities served by Aureon participating telecommunications companies are eligible to submit proposals.

Learn more at https://www.aureon.com/about/aureon/community/.

Click here to download the Aureon application in PDF format.


As part of its ongoing commitment to rural communities across the country, the Foundation for Rural Service provides annual grants for communities served by NTCA members, which includes GRM Networks®. The goal of this program is to support local efforts to build and sustain a high quality of life in rural America. Grants will be concentrated in four major areas:

  • Business Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications

Grants can range from $250 to $5000 that go back in to rural communities, every year.

Learn more at https://www.frs.org/programs#grants.