Ripple Effect provides direct financial assistance to cities, counties and community development partners for local community and economic development planning initiatives through matching grant funds from the independent telecommunication partners. Funds are available for planning initiatives, engineering studies, strategic planning, laborshed analyses, housing needs assessments, tourism studies and many other community planning initiatives.

Ripple Effect also provides matching loan and grant assistance to eligible telecommunication providers applying to the USDA Rural Economic Development Loan and Grant program for business and community development projects in their service territories.


Stanton Area Industrial Foundation Awarded Ripple Effect Grant

Stanton Area Industrial Foundation Awarded Ripple Effect Grant Farmers Mutual Telephone Company to Assist Development of Technology Park

Western Iowa Networks supports Breda Pool Project

Breda Municipal Pool Project gains $360,000 in Support from Independent Telecom

Northeast Iowa Telephone Company to Assist Clayton County Housing Study

A local effort to assess housing needs and inventory throughout Clayton County has received $3,500 in grant funding through the Ripple Effect Program sponsored by Aureon and Northeast Iowa Telephone Company.

Clayton County Recruitment Effort Supported by Ripple Effect and Alpine Communications

Alpine Communications secured a $1,250 grant through the Ripple Effect program and added a $1,250 match to support the "Attracting Success" project to recruit and retain the next generation of workers to Clayton County, Iowa.

Panora Telco Receives Ripple Effect Grant for Daycare and Preschool

Aureon has announced Little Panther Daycare and Preschool located in Panora, IA as the recipient of a $5,000 Ripple Effect grant for architectural drawings and engineering specifications in relation to their planned expansion project.

Ripple Effect Supports Sioux Center Planning Study

The City of Sioux Center is the recipient of a $5,000 Ripple Effect planning grant for a master planning study to develop planning strategies for three sites located in Sioux Center.

C-M-L Telephone Receives USDA and Ripple Effect Grants

C-M-L Telephone secures state and federal grants to assist the Cherokee Regional Medical Center (CRMC) with the purchase of new diagnostic equipment for the hospital and medical clinic.

WeLead Receives Ripple Effect Grant For Business and Workforce Attraction

Liberty Communications is the recipient of a $2,500 Ripple Effect planning grant for the creation of high-quality promotional materials including drone and video for the attraction of businesses and workforce to West Liberty.

City of Belmond Receives Ripple Effect Grant For Rental Housing Planning and Engineering

Communications 1 Network, Inc. (Comm 1) is the recipient of a $2,500 Ripple Effect planning grant for the pre-development costs and planning assistance for new rental housing in Belmond.

Boone County C of C Receives Planning Grant from Ripple Effect

The Boone County Chamber of Commerce is the recipient of a $1,000 Ripple Effect planning grant for a community assessment survey that will examine the market strength of Boone's downtown retail district.