How to Apply for Blackfoot Programs

Welcome to Blackfoot’s portal for supporting our communities, powered by Submittable. We have streamlined our process using this online portal for community and education applications. Please note you must first create a quick Submittable account to complete an application. Once created, you can use the same account for future requests. If you have any questions, please email communitysupport@blackfoot.com.  

Blackfoot Student Connection Program Application


Welcome to Blackfoot’s portal for supporting our communities, powered by Submittable. We have streamlined our process using this online portal for community and education applications. Please note you must first create a quick Submittable account to complete an application (see "Create Your Account" below). Once created, you can use the same account for future requests.  

Blackfoot is proud to continue this important educational initiative to fulfill student needs identified by school leaders in the public school systems located within our service territories. We realize some families experience difficult economic times and this is Blackfoot's chance to step up with your help. Blackfoot’s Student Connection Fund has been created to fill a gap for those students with a one-time funding need up to $100. 

This program is open to public schools located within Blackfoot's Incumbent Local Exchange Carrier (ILEC) footprint in its Montana and Idaho rural service territories.  If you have questions regarding the criteria for this Program, please email communitysupport@blackfoot.com.

Application available during current School Year (2018-2019).

 If you have questions regarding the criteria for the Blackfoot Student Connection Program, please email education@blackfoot.com.  


Blackfoot Community Support Criteria

To be considered, your organization must satisfy the following:

  • Be a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, a civic organization, school, or group.
  • Serve the needs of people in the Blackfoot’s Cooperative service area, and other communities Blackfoot serves throughout Montana.

Blackfoot’s areas of interest for support include: Arts and culture; education; sports and recreation; community service activities; wellness and healthy families; veterans and military; and fundraisers that benefit your broader community. 


Blackfoot takes the following criteria into consideration when selecting support requests:

  • Events that make a difference in the communities we serve.
  • Events that do not compromise Blackfoot’s reputation or discriminate with regard to race, color, national origin, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, qualified disability, marital status or veteran status.
  • Opportunities to reach a public audience to promote Blackfoot’s brand, products and services.
  • Affordability of the event to the general public. Blackfoot typically sponsors events with tickets less than $50.
  • Full disclosure of confirmed participating sponsors and at what level.


In consideration for event sponsorship, Blackfoot Telecommunications Group requests the following:

  • Agreement of Confidentiality – The specific terms and conditions of sponsorship agreements are confidential. They shall not be made available to any third party without prior written consent from Blackfoot.
  • First Right of Refusal – Event organizers agree to offer Blackfoot the first right of refusal for the next event sponsorship.
  • Right to Promote Sponsorship – Blackfoot appreciates the opportunity to support your event. We may opt to promote the sponsorship and/or event on our website, Facebook page, YouTube channel, customer statements and/or printed collateral. We may also request to take photos and/or video footage to capture the event.


Requests to fund the following are likely to be denied: Religious and/or church-sponsored activities; voter registration; political lobbying activities or other political purposes; religious or charter schools; individuals for any purpose; private foundations.Due to regulatory constraints, Blackfoot is unable to donate services, including telecommunications and data services. 

NOTE: You will be asked to create an account and password as Blackfoot has migrated to a new software platform. Chrome is the best internet browser for this platform.

If you have questions regarding the criteria for the Blackfoot Community Support Application, please email communitysupport@blackfoot.com.