Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

Type: 
Funding
Organization: 
USDA
Description: 

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 medical service providers in one area to students and patients in another. For more information on other programs administered by RUS Telecommunications please visit : http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/all-programs/telecom-programs

Category: 
telemedicine, public health, education, rural communities, distance learning
Funding Amount: 
Awards range from $50,000-$500,000
Matching Funds: 
A minimum 15% match is required for grant-only awards (cannot be from another federal source)
Eligibility: 
Federally-recognized Tribes