W.K. Kellogg Foundation Provides $1.4 Million Grant to Rural School and Community Trust
April 2, 2010, Press release — As schools across the country prepare their applications for the Investing in Innovation (i3) grant competition, rural communities with school districts serving high poverty regions may be experiencing greater challenges in the development of their applications, with less access to professional guidance and grant-writing support. Without targeted assistance, these districts will likely face increased challenges in their efforts to educate a large and growing segment of the nation's children.
Through a new $1.4 million grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Rural School and Community Trust (Rural Trust) will address these challenges and provide customized technical assistance for rural school districts seeking i3 grants. On-site workshops and other outreach efforts will ensure that rural applicants are informed of the i3 requirements and application process. The Rural Trust will also assist rural school applicants in identifying promising innovations, completing applications, and building long-term capacity to complete competitive grant applications in the future.