Rural Development Finance Corporation Awards Grants in Dakota Central’s Service Area

Dakota Central Telecommunications Cooperative is a member of the Rural Development Finance Corporation (RDFC). As a result, communities in our service area were eligible to apply for a grant of up to $2,000 for community-based projects. RDFC is making these funds available in order that more people become aware of their larger loan program that funds community-based projects and non-profit entities with low interest loans.


RDFC has recently granted $1,000 to the Carrington Youth Center. The Youth Center provides an after-school gathering space for youth, as well as a movie theater for all ages. Grant funds will be used to renovate the back room to include a custom designed play area for preschool aged children in the community.


Another $1,000 grant went to the Cathay Fire Department. Grant funds will be used to help update the aging PPE equipment, as some equipment is over 20 years old.


The 2022 grant program is open and applications are being accepted until December 31, 2022. For an application or assistance, contact Brianne at bpartlow@dakotacentral.com.