Mid-Rivers Communications is proud to announce the recipients of its 2023 Education Technology Grants. Grants are awarded to educational and non-profit entities with an educational mission to benefit members and customers in the Mid-Rivers service area. Montana law requires that the cooperative’s Fund for Education, funded with unclaimed capital credit dollars, be used for educational purposes.
Grants were awarded to 12 applicants totaling $80,000.
- $10,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Richland County for virtual reality equipment and workforce readiness curriculum through Transfr VR.
- $8,500 to Circle Public Schools to help purchase the laptops for the 24-25 school year for the school’s 1-to-1 laptop program.
- $8,000 to Garfield County Fire Foundation to develop the FireFacts fire safety training website.
- $7,500 to Washington Middle School in Glendive for the purchase of Tech Tubs.
- $7,500 to Winnett High School for Newline Interactive Smart Boards in the classrooms.
- $7,500 to Prairie Elk Colony School for a Smart Board and classroom laptops.
- $7,000 to Dawson County High School visual media productions class for the purchase of new cameras.
- $7,000 to Roy Public School for the purchase of a large screen Smart TV to be used for school and community education.
- $6,000 to Roy Elementary School for the purchase of iPads to be used in kindergarten and 1st grade classrooms.
- $4,500 to Lewistown Junior High School for the purchase of technology education equipment.
- $4,000 to Miss Heather’s Pre-K in Circle to purchase a Smart Board for the Pre-K classroom.
- $2,500 to the Miles City Public Library to update and add several new pieces of equipment including computers, iPads, and a Smart TV.
Rural schools and other educational entities often feel the connectivity gap due to limited funding sources. Requests were received for nearly $175,000 in grant dollars this year. Mid-Rivers is pleased to be able to offer these 2023 Fund for Education Grants to assist in addressing those needs.
General Manager/CEO Michael Candelaria says, “As an active member of our communities, Mid-Rivers Communications is dedicated to helping our schools, libraries and non-profits meet the challenge of addressing rural technology needs.”