Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant


Funding Opportunity ID: 293962
Opportunity Number: RUS-17-01-DLT
Opportunity Title: Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Agriculture
Category Explanation:
CFDA Number(s): 10.855
Eligible Applicants: County governments
City or township governments
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized)
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For profit organizations other than small businesses
Additional Information on Eligibility:
Agency Code: USDA-RUS
Agency Name: Department of Agriculture
Utilities Programs
Posted Date: May 19, 2017
Close Date: Jul 17, 2017
Last Updated Date: May 19, 2017
Award Ceiling: $500,000
Award Floor: $50,000
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards: 250
Description: DLT grants are designed to provide access to education, training, and health care resources for rural Americans. The DLT Program is authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa and provides financial assistance to encourage and improve telemedicine and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies that students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents can use. The regulation for the DLT Program can be found at 7 CFR part 1703 (Subparts D through E). The grants, which are awarded through a competitive process, may be used to fund telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies which extend educational and medical applications into rural areas. Grants are intended to benefit end users in rural areas, who are often not in the same location as the source of the educational or health care service. Of the funds made available, $1,600,000.00 will be prioritized to provide for communication upgrades between ambulances, emergency transportation vehicles and medical facilities.
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