Grant Funding Guide

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See the list of federal and state broadband funding programs.

This grant funding guide focuses on federal and state grants directly related to broadband and digital inclusion. It also includes local and community development grants with an open criteria and could be used to fund broadband/digital inclusion related projects among other causes. 


Note that this grants list is not exhaustive, and does not include information on all available grants.


 

Grant

Broadband, Equity, Access, and Deployment (BEAD) Program

Description

Indiana was awarded $868 million from this federal program to ensure that every Indiana resident has access to high-speed, reliable, affordable broadband access.


 

Contact

    IndianaBroadband@iot.IN.gov


 
 








 

Grant

Digital Equity Act Programs

Description

The Digital Equity Act provides $2.75 billion to establish three grant programs that promote digital equity and inclusion in every state.


 

 

 

Grant

US Dept. of Agriculture telecom grants

 

Description

A list of grant funding opportunities for telecommunication (broadband)

Everything from Community Connect to Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

 

Contact

 

Grant

USDA Community facilities

Description

 

Contact

 

Grant

Office of Community and Rural Affairs

Description

Up to $50K for counties and $70k for regions to write a broadband readiness plan

 

Grant

Dept. of Homeland Security

Description

Cyber Security Grants / Digital literacy/ Digital Inclusion Grants

 

Contact


 

 

Grant

National Telecommunications and Information Administration

Description

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Grant

Charter Communications

Description

Funds digital inclusion programs from local community organizations

 

Contact


 

 

Grant

T-Mobile

Description

Hometown grants to fund community development projects in communities across America

 

Contact


 

 

Local Grants - Grants from organizations in our local communities

Foundation

Bethany Legacy Foundation

Description

Criteria: open 

Focused on health equity. Must serve residents of Jefferson County.

 

Foundation

Dearborn County Foundation

Description

Criteria: community development specific to Lawrenceburg, youth, education.



Website/Contact

https://www.dearborncf.org/grants-2/

Dearborn Community Foundation
322 Walnut Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
(812) 539-4115 phone

 

 

Foundation

Dearborn County Foundation

City of Lawrenceburg Community Grant (LCGP)


Phases I& II Quarterly  

Foundation

Dearborn County Foundation

City of Lawrenceburg Community Grant (LCGP)


 

Bi-monthly



City of Lawrenceburg Community Grant (LCGP)


 

Quarterly

Foundation

Decatur County Community Foundation


 


Foundation

Decatur County REMC

Description

Criteria: charitable purposes to groups and organizations located in the service area of Decatur County REMC

 

Grant Cycle

Semi-annually

 

Foundation

Main Street Greensburg

Description

Criteria: enhance economic development by historic preservation via monetary support for renovations and rehabilitation in Greensburg’s Downtown District

 

 

Grant Cycle

Rolling, check periodically

 

 

Foundation

Main Street Greensburg

Facade Improvement Grant

Rounds 1-4


Rolling - Check Periodically 

 



Low-interest revolving loan

No grant cycle

 


Foundation 

Alma Taylor Foundation 

Description

Criteria: preserving Downtown Historic Greensburg

 

Grant Cycle

Application cycle opens every December.

 

 

Foundation 

Decatur County United Fund

Description

Criteria: community development

 

 

Grant Cycle


Cycle opens in February - applications are due in March

 

 

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