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Grant Programs

GRM Networks Community Improvement Grants

Through its Community Improvement Grant Program, GRM Networks positively influences the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded numerous grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory.

Grant applications are accepted twice a year, with deadlines on May 1 and November 1.  Grant amounts vary, with a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,500 awarded to successful applicants.  The Cooperative’s Board of Directors will review applications and award grant amounts.

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

GRM Networks Awards $3,750 in Community Improvement Grants

GRM Networks has awarded a total of $3,750 as part of the company’s Community Improvement Grant program. Organizations receiving funding in the 2020 semiannual distribution included the Bethany Kiwanis Club, Lamoni Community Center, Newtown Ball Association and the Harrison County Council on Aging.

Through the grant program, GRM Networks positively influences the communities in which it operates. Since 1999, GRM Networks has awarded numerous grants to deserving community organizations in its serving territory.

Applications for the next distribution of grants are being accepted now through May 1, 2021. Grant amounts vary, with a minimum of $500 and a maximum of $1,500 awarded to successful applicants. The Cooperative’s Board of Directors will review applications and award grant amounts.

Questions regarding grant applications should be directed to Amy Davison, sales representative at 660-748-2110 or amy@corp.grm.net.

Pictured right are Charles Meissen, President of the Bethany Kiwanis Club and GRM Networks Customer Service Representative Katlynn Stevens. Stevens presented Meissen with a $500 grant used to purchase winter clothing for grade school children in need in all Harrison County grade schools.

Tim Brunner of the Lamoni Community Center receives a $500 grant that will be used to help with ongoing renovations to the community center by replacing a leaking refrigerator.

The Newtown Ball Association was awarded a $1,250 Community Improvement Grant that will be used to repair the community building and cooking facility. Pictured above are members of the association along with GRM Combination Technician Ben Fisher, third from left, who awarded the grant. Representing the association are from left to right, Caleb Fairley, Michael Otto and far right, Amanda Neff.

The Harrison County Council on Aging was awarded a $1,500 grant that will be used to replace flooring in the Senior Center that has become hazardous and unsafe for the center’s users. GRM Networks District Manager Steve Miles, third from left, awarded the grant to representatives of the council. Representing the council are left, council employee Tammy Lane and board member Lois Vandiver. Third from right are council board members John Meek, Jerry Ellis and Terri Gentry.

Other Grant Opportunities

GRM Networks has two 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@corp.grm.net.

Aureon Charity Grant Program

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.  Applications may be submitted any time of the year and will be reviewed quarterly. Most awards range from $250 to $1500.

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

Click here to download the Aureon application in PDF format.

FRS Community Grant Program

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 are awarded in four categories:

  • Business Development
  • Community Development
  • Education
  • Telecommunications

Grants can range from $250 to $5000, with GRM Networks contributing 10% toward the one-time grant and the remainder of the award coming from FRS.

Learn more at www.FRS.org/communitygrants.  For further assistance with the application process, see the Application Guide and the Reviewer Scoring Sheet.