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Grant Opportunities

Supporting our community members


Each year, NCC commits nearly $50,000 in donations, sponsorships and scholarships in and around the communities we serve. Grants to local organizations are a large priority of these commitments. We are excited to again offer the following grant opportunities:

Applications can be submitted to NCC either by email:, Subject: Grants, or by mail: NCC, ATTN: Grants, PO Box 38 Ray ND 58849.

Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) Grant

Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC) Grant

NCC and the other Rural ILECs in ND are given $2,000 to distribute to community-owned entities, non-profits, and other community-based projects. Funds available up to $2,000. This grant requires $4 of your organization’s funds for every $1 of RDFC funds awarded. Applications are due back to NCC by September 24, 2021.

RDFC Grant Application (PDF)

The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Scholarship

Foundation for Rural Service (FRS) Grant

  • This program supports projects in these categories: Business and Economic
    Development, Community Development, Education and Telecommunications
  • Deadline to apply through NCC is September 15, 2021, and must be submitted by
    NCC on behalf of the organization.
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FRS Grant Program Flyer (PDF)