Grant Programs

Through its Community Improvement Grant Program, GRM Networks has positively influenced 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.

Click here for a copy of the grant application.

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.

Allerton: pictured from left to right, members of the Allerton Fire Department Craig Lane, Robert Davis, Ward Bracewell, Tim Ewing and Greg Fortune

Bethany: pictured 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.

Blockton: pictured from left to right, members of the Blockton Volunteer Fire Department Richard Brown and Jason Naill.

Leon: pictured from left to right, bottom to top,  Igor Takacs, GRM Networks Network Tech II; Doug Moffett, fire chief; Dave Horney, assistant fire chief; Steve Poindexter, lieutenant; firefighters: Andrew Lash, Duane Troyer, Jacob Allen, Cory Byrd, Nick Horney, Mark Pearce, Brett Moffett, Mike Yutzy, Clay Waugh and Dale Young. Michael Jordison, GRM Networks district manager, is pictured top right.

Lorimor: pictured from left to right, Lorimor Fire Chief James Scheuch and  GRM Networks Network Tech II Igor Takacs.

Mercer County: pictured from left to right, Mike Ragan, GRM Networks director of network operations; Justin Reyes, firefighter; Tony Johnson, fire chief and Nathan Evans, GRM Networks district manager.

Weldon Van Wert: pictured from left to right, Travis McBroom, assistant fire chief; Will Robinson, fire chief; Tanner Cornelison, lieutenant; Kiley Cook, captain and firefighters Matthew Cunningham, Joe Jackson, Henry Rairden and Carl Hillyer.

Davis City: pictured from left to right, members of the Davis City, Fire Department  Joel Frank and Van Taylor.

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 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 or contact Amy Davison at 660-748-2110 or amy@grm.net.  For further assistance with the application process, see the Application Guide and the Reviewer Scoring Sheet.