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Using Telecommunications to Support Rural Communities

Dec 04, 2022 at 09:49 pm by Amanda Lai

Image of wires with text that says "Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program, Deadline: January 30th, 2023"

Grant Opportunity: The U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development's Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant program supports projects that use advanced telecommunication technologies to improve education and health care in rural communities while promoting equity and economic opportunity.
Funds can be used to purchase or support:
  • Audio, video, and interactive video equipment
  • Broadband facilities used for distance learning or telemedicine (up to a certain percentage)
  • Computer hardware, network components, and software
  • Instructional programming
  • Limited technical assistance and instruction on how to use distance learning and telemedicine equipment
Eligibility: Eligible applicants include units of state or local government, nonprofit organizations, incorporated for-profit businesses, federally recognized tribes, or a combination thereof. Projects must target communities with populations of 20,000 or fewer.
Grant Amount and Grant Period: Awards will range between $50,000 to $1 million with a grant period of three years.
Important Dates:
For more informationClick here for information on the Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant program. Past informational webinars can also be viewed here.
Brockport Research Institute is a NYS certified woman-owned business enterprise that provides grant-writing, evaluation, project management, and professional learning services.  If you or your organization are interested in this grant and want to know how Brockport Research Institute can help, please reach out to us at or 1585-431-3416. Brockport Research Institute is not affiliated with this grant program or the U.S. Department of Agriculture.