RDFC Awards Grants - Do You Qualify? Here's How to Apply
The following organizations have been selected as recipients of RDFC grants:
- Kidder County Lego League - $1,700
- Wishek Public Schools - $800
- Steele Volunteer Fire District - $500
To learn what the grant dollars will be used for by each recipient, read below.
Who Can Apply for An RDFC Grant?
If you live within the community of one of the members of The Rural Development Finance Corporation, you can apply for an RDFC grant. Not sure if your cooperative is a member or not? Here is a list of all member coopratives:
ND TELECOMMUNICATIONS COOPERATIVES:
Red River Communications
Broadband Association of ND (BAND)
ND ELECTRIC COOPERATIVES:
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives (NDAREC)
How To Apply
If you reside in the BEK Communications Cooperative service area, you can apply for an RDFC grant. Visit https://www.bek.coop/coop/rdfc-online-app.
If you live in another cooperative service area, contact your cooperative or visit https://www.ndarec.com/rdfcforms to fill out an application.
ABOUT THE RECIPIENTS
Kidder County Lego League - $1,700
The RDFC grant will provide vital support to the Kidder County Lego League's STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) program. These funds will be utilized to purchase educational kits, benefiting 2nd through 7th graders by helping them acquire essential literacy, math, and social-emotional development skills. The FIRST Lego League empowers students of all ages, teaching them valuable life skills and fostering a passion for STEAM subjects.
Wishek Public Schools - $800
Wishek Public Schools will use the grant to enhance the sound system in the school's gymnasium. This improvement will significantly boost sound quality during various events, including theatrical performances, music concerts, community programs, and sporting events, enriching the overall experience for students, staff, and the community.
Steele Volunteer Fire District - $500
The grant will be used to acquire a state-of-the-art multi-gas monitor that will play a crucial role in enhancing the safety of firefighters. This advanced device is equipped with audible, visual, and vibrational alarms to swiftly alert firefighters in the event of a gas leak. Additionally, it can measure gas and oxygen levels in the air, providing invaluable information to ensure the safety and effectiveness of emergency response efforts
The RDFC grants, awarded annually, are a testament to RDFC's dedication to nurturing local initiatives that drive community development. Communities within the BEK Communications Cooperative service area are encouraged to apply for grants of up to $3,000 for community-based projects, reflecting RDFC's ongoing commitment to supporting rural North Dakota. To fill out an application, log onto https://www.bek.coop/coop/rdfc-online-app.
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