USDA Grant Money For High Speed Internet

Grand River Mutual Telephone Corporation will receive $15.6 million in grant funding from the USDA’s Rural Development to improve access to high-speed internet.  The grant funds will be used to deploy a fiber-to-the-home network to connect 3,107 people, 521 farms, 59 businesses, and nine educational facilities to high-speed internet in Daviess, Gentry, Grundy, Harrison, Livingston, Mercer, and Nodaway counties. The […]

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Literacy Funds For Area Schools

Two area schools will receive a portion of $15,000 for literacy programs.  Walsworth is celebrating their commitment to Literacy with a donation of $2,500 to the Marceline and Brookfield School Districts, with check presentations scheduled for October 11th.  Additional presentations will be made in Fulton, Kansas City, Wisconsin, and Michigan.

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Secretary of State Delivers Grant Funds to Youth Library

The Missouri Secretary of State, Jay Ashcroft visited the Lillian Desmarias Youth Library Wednesday afternoon to deliver a check to aid in technology improvements.  The check for $28,498 is a Technology Mini Grant and will help the library to serve the community by providing access to services they need.  Ashcroft says these visits are important to him. Livingston County Library […]

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NCMC Receives Upward Bound Grant

An Upward Bound Grant of $1.4 million has been awarded to North Central Missouri College in Trenton.  The grant includes awards of just under $300,000 per year for five years. The U.S. Department of Education awarded the grant to help more low-income students who would be the first members of their families to earn degrees to prepare for and enroll […]

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Kidder Receives $50,000 Water Engineering Grant

02-09-12  Kidder Receives DNR Grant A $50,000 Clean Water Engineering Report Grant is awarded to the City of Kidder to evaluate the city’s wastewater system. The Department of Natural Resources announced the grant offers funding to qualified communities to help cover engineering costs for evaluating water and wastewater system improvements. The City of Kidder will use the grant to identify […]

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Two New Interactive Learning Stations For Children

The Lillian DesMarias Youth Library has two new learning workstations for students age 2-12.  Youth Services Director Jodi Moore says they are officially known as AWE Learning’s All-In-One Workstations. Moore says they have a handwriting program that looks fun. Moore says “The Early Literacy Station is an invaluable resource for our young learners 2-12. The kids are having fun, and […]

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USDA Community Infrastructure Grants & Loans

The US Department of Agriculture announced investments totaling $1 Billion to improve community infrastructure in rural communities.  The projects include loans, grants and a combination of both.  The funding will increase access to health care, education, and public safety while spurring community development and building sound infrastructure for people living in rural communities The recipients in the local areas include: […]

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Missouri Department of Agriculture ‘Building Our American Communities’ Grant

The Building Our American Communities grant from the Missouri Department of Agriculture winners include two organizations in Caldwell County.   Director of Agriculture Chris Chinn announced that 16 youth groups from across Missouri were awarded grants.  This includes eight local chapters of the National FFA Organization and eight Missouri 4-H clubs, who will use the funds for their community service projects […]

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