Google Funds Help Extend Internet to Refugees in Rural Iowa

Governing: After receiving not one but two funding awards from Google, a developing workforce and education program that serves Iowa refugees will expand into underserved rural communities.

Through its Impact Challenge Iowa initiative, the tech giant first awarded $175,000 in August to the RefugeeRISE AmeriCorps Program. The program was one of five nonprofits statewide selected to receive the award. Among those groups, RefugeeRISE then won an online public vote to receive another $125,000.

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