Rural Development Grants for Distance Learning and Telehealth Announced

Posted on April 25, 2020

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced applications are being accepted through July 13 for distance learning and telemedicine grants. These are competitive grants for rural communities to use distance learning and telehealth to address the challenges of remoteness and low population density areas of 20,000 or less. The grants may be used to acquire eligible capital assets, including broadband transmission facilities; audio, video and interactive video equipment; terminal and data terminal equipment; computer hardware, network components and software; and inside wiring and similar infrastructure. Additionally, the funds may be used to acquire instructional programming that is a capital asset, as well as technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment.

Grant applications are to be submitted electronically through Additional information is available at the USDA Rural Development website. Members with questions may contact Bill Jackson at the MHA.

Tags: telehealth, telemedicine, USDA, grant, distance learning

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