The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, has announced that it is accepting grant applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine program to help people in rural and tribal communities access remote education and health care resources.
The DLT program helps fund real-time, interactive distance learning and telemedicine services in rural and tribal areas to increase access to education, training and health care resources that are otherwise limited or unavailable.
The effort is part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s goal that every American has access to affordable reliable, high-speed internet.
The funds can also help connect rural people virtually to medical professionals without leaving their home.
The USDA plans to make $64 million available in fiscal year 2023.
Of that amount, $12 million is intended for projects that provide substance use disorder treatment services to people in rural areas.
Eligible applicants include state and local government entities, federally recognized tribes, nonprofits and for-profit businesses.
Applications must be submitted on-line no later than January 30th.
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USDA is offering priority points to projects that advance key priorities under the Biden-Harris Administration to help communities create more and better market opportunities, advance equity and combat climate change.
These extra points will increase the likelihood of funding.
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