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 2017 are April 7, June 23 and September 22.

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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