Mid-Rivers Communications, telecommunications service provider to 30,000 square miles of Eastern and Central Montana, is proud to announce the availability of up to $80,000 in grants! Education Tech Grants are offered by Mid-Rivers when funds are available for this purpose from the Mid-Rivers Fund for Education, which is funded by cooperative members’ Unclaimed Capital Credits.

Mid-Rivers recognizes the power of broadband as a solution. Broadband can build bridges between generations, provide access to boundless educational opportunities, strengthen rural economies, help people stay in their homes longer, and overcome unique and unexpected challenges. This year, grant preference will be given to projects that:

  • Utilize broadband in innovative ways to address educational and community issues.
  • Seek to educate adults and senior citizens on broadband applications, including how to use technology and the quality-of-life benefits technology can offer to seniors.
  • Promote student leadership and workforce development skills, especially in fields that will allow students to successfully live and work in our region as adults.

Eligible Applicants are accredited educational facilities (including public, private, and home schools) located within the Mid-Rivers service area, and non-profit entities with an educational mission serving the Mid-Rivers service area.

Mid-Rivers will award up to $10,000 per eligible project. Applications must be submitted online with an application video and accompanying application form by eligible applicants no later than 11:59 PM on Tuesday, October 31, 2023.

For the 2023 Application Form and complete information regarding this grant opportunity, please visit https://www.midrivers.com/grants/. For questions, please contact Nicole Senner at nicole.senner@midrivers.coop.