Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS)

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Emergency Assistance to Non-Public Schools (EANS) Program provides $2.75 billion for non-public schools to address distance learning. Under the EANS program, the Department will award grants by formula to each governor with an approved Certification and Agreement to provide services or assistance to eligible non-public schools to address the impact that the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has had, and continues to have, on non-public school students and teachers in the State.  Eligible schools must have a required percentage of low-income students.

For more information on the EANS programs, see https://oese.ed.gov/offices/ and the webinar from Kajeet. The deadline for governors to apply was September 9, 2021.

COVID-19 Telehealth Program

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The COVID-19 Telehealth Program can be used to fund rural telehealth. Formally adopted by the FCC on March 30, 2021, Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program established a $249.95 million federal initiative to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services.

Applications closed May 6, 2021.

Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program

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The Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) released a Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Connecting Minority Communities Pilot Program, which will direct $268 million for expanding broadband access and connectivity to eligible Historically Black Colleges or Universities (HBCUs), Tribal Colleges or Universities (TCUs), minority-serving institutions (MSIs), and consortia led by an HBCU, TCU, or MSI that also include a minority business enterprise or tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization.

For more information, please see https://broadbandusa.ntia.doc.gov/ for updates. Applications closed December 1, 2021. See the first round of awardees here.

Community Connect Grants

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Community Connect Grants offers funding to eligible applicants that will construct broadband networks that provide service on a community-oriented connectivity basis in rural areas. Specifically, funds will be used for the construction, acquisition, or leasing of facilities, spectrum, land or buildings used to deploy broadband service for residential and business, and essential community facilities (such as public schools, fire stations, public libraries, and public safety stations). Up to 10 percent of the grant may be used for the improvement, expansion, construction, or acquisition of a community center that provides online access to the public.

More information is available here. Applications closed December 23, 2020.

The Broadband Infrastructure Grant Program

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NTIA’s Broadband Infrastructure Program was established by the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021. In the priority order defined by the Act, NTIA will accept applications for projects that are designed to:

  1. Provide broadband service to the greatest number of households in an eligible service area;
  2. Provide broadband service in an eligible service area that is wholly within any area other than a county, city, or town with more than 50,000 inhabitants and the urbanized area contiguous and adjacent to a city or town of more than 50,000 inhabitants;
  3. Be the most cost-effective, prioritizing such projects in areas that are the most rural;
  4. Provide broadband service with a download speed of at least 100 Mbps and an upload speed of at least 20 Mbps;
  5. Meet the requirements of this NOFO.

More information about the program, including requirements for grant applications, can be found in the Notice of Funding Opportunity. Applications closed on August 17, 2021. Due to the high number of applications, NTIA established these guidelines for review.

Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant Program – NTIA

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The Tribal Broadband Connectivity Grant program provides $1 billion to expand broadband adoption and deployment on tribal lands, as well as to support distance learning, remote work, and telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is open to tribal governments, tribal organizations, tribal colleges and universities (TCUs), the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands on behalf of the Native Hawaiian Community, and native corporations. Awards can range from $50,000-$50 million.

For more information, see the fact sheet and Notice of Funding Opportunity. Other information, including awardees, is available here. Applications closed on September 1, 2021.

Impact KC

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Impact KC is a group of philanthropic and civic-minded individuals dedicated to making a substantive impact on the well-being of the Kansas City metropolitan area through volunteerism, fundraising and education. Impact KC receives funding from their general membership, and the fund is administered by the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation. They award one-time grants to one to four organizations through an annual application process.

Applications closed July 30, 2021.

Sunderland Foundation

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Since its inception in 1945, the Sunderland Foundation has focused on supporting construction projects, awarding grants to nonprofits in the Kansas City region and other markets traditionally served by the Ash Grove Cement Company.  Grants are awarded in Western Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Western Iowa, Idaho, Central Texas, Oklahoma, Oregon, Washington, Utah and Montana. 

The Sunderland Foundation generally awards grants to larger, well-established nonprofit organizations. 

Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation, Inc.

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The Allen P. and Josephine B. Green Foundation is a private foundation with approximately $11 million in assets.  The mission of the Foundation can be summed up as “Improving the quality of life in Missouri.” The Foundation accepts grant applications from publicly and privately supported, non-profit 501(c)(3) organizations whose objectives and programs generally fit within the mission of the Foundation. The Foundation’s Board of Directors consists of 11 members who meet twice a year to award grants and conduct other business essential to the Foundation.