Distance Learning and Telehealth

USDA Distance Learning - Telehealth Grant

The USDA Rural Utilities Division offers grants to provide distance learning in rural communities. There are three categories of eligible purposes:

  1. equipment,
  2. instructional programming,
  3. technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment.

The intent of the DLT Program is to benefit rural areas (20,000 or less). This mean the end-user is a rural facilities such as rural elementary, secondary, and other educational institutions; rural hospitals, primary care centers, or other rural community facilities.

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. For example, this program can link teachers and students in a rural school or medical and clinical service providers in one area to patients and individuals in a rural area.

Focus: Distance Learning, Telehealth
Eligibility: Non-profits, School Districts (in communities of less than 20,000 people), hospitals, municipalities.
Awards:  80 to 90 up to $1,000,000
Match:  A 15% match is required.
Due Date:  April 10, 2020

For More Information

Questions or interest in exploring or applying contact Chris Semler at Chris.Semler@WFLBOCES.org or 585-200-2568

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