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USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program

The Federal government is providing health systems and providers with a funding opportunity to help rural communities tap into the potential of telehealth. The USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program awards up to $1 million to applicants that provide education or healthcare through telecommunications, including state and local governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, non-profits, for-profit businesses, and consortia of eligible entities.

Funds may be used for acquisition of eligible capital assets such as:

  • Broadband transmission facilities
  • Audio, video, and interactive video equipment
  • Terminal and data terminal equipment
  • Computer hardware, network components and software, inside wiring and similar infrastructure
  • Acquisition of instructional programming, technical assistance, and instruction for using eligible equipment

Applications are due by July 13, 2020.

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Grant Overview