A program of the Blandin Foundation

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Blandin Foundation has a long history of supporting the active engagement of communities to ensure their telecommunications and technology vitality. To this end, the Blandin Community Broadband Program supports work that increases:

  • Awareness about the value of broadband
  • Business and residential use of broadband in rural communities
  • Public and private investment in rural broadband capacity.

Broadband Innovation and Robust Network Feasibility Fund grant award amounts range from $1,000 to $25,000, and matching funds are required. Grant application deadlines for 2018 are to be announced. 

Community Broadband Resources program applications are accepted on an ongoing basis.

Past community-based projects and grants include Get Broadband, Minnesota Intelligent Rural CommunitiesLightSpeed and Digital Inclusion Community Partnership.

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