JTF support provides funds to hire a grant writer to apply for $969,531 in federal funding.
Grant Amount: $25,000
Marshall University Division of Community Health runs a network of 48 local health departments and 64 healthy living coalitions across eight Appalachian states.
“The work of the Department of Family Medicine, Division of Community Health at Marshall University spans across eight states of Appalachia, serving our most vulnerable populations through a community health worker network and more than 60 diabetes coalitions. Connectivity to the internet is a barrier for many in Appalachia and is an essential social driver of health.”
JTF grant support allowed it to hire a grant writer to apply for $969,531 through the FCC’s ACP Outreach Grant Program. This grant would allow it to leverage its multi-state network and daily client visits to promote and enroll low-income families in the ACP. If the grant is awarded, Marshall University Division of Community Health will help enroll 18,610 new families. Assuming these households are enrolled for 18 months, that would leverage an additional $10 million in federal subsidy funding.
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“We recently received technical assistance from the JTF that enabled us to successfully submit an application for an FCC Affordable Connectivity Program Outreach grant. The knowledge, expertise, and responsiveness of the JTF team in providing us support and guidance was outstanding. If successful in our efforts we will be able to assist thousands of households across the Appalachian region during the grant period.”