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RDFC Awards Grant to Community of Care

By December 21, 2023No Comments

Polar Communications 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 $3,000 for community-based projects. RDFC is making these funds available so 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 Community of Care, located in Arthur, North Dakota. Community of Care has been a vital part of rural Cass County since 2003. It was founded as a pilot project of the Good Samaritan Society to serve older adults and others through a community of faith. Their goal is to “enhance the quality of life in rural Cass to keep residents in their home as long as safely possible.” Through the years their purpose remains the same: “caring for older adults by partnering with rural communities.” RDFC grant funds will support One Stop Service Center/Social Work programs to assist older adults in remaining in their rural Cass County homes. This includes help completing Medicaid and Medicare applications, fuel, food, referrals, etc.

For an application, assistance, or questions concerning RDFC, please contact Lori Capouch at 701-667-6444 or lcapouch@ndarec.com.