USDA Announces Funding for Rural Education and Healthcare

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced that it will begin to accept grant applications for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program. The DLT Program provides grants to help schools and health care providers invest in telecommunications facilities and equipment for the sole purpose of meeting the educational and medical needs of rural communities.  Grants are competitive and range from $50,000 to $500,000.  Grant applications are due August 12, 2013. 

The Utah Broadband Project is committed to assisting interested providers, communities and organization in applying for the DTL program.  If you are interested in applying for this USDA grant opportunity, please contact the Project at  Below are links to several DTL resources:

USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Fact Sheet:

USDA News Release:

6/28/13 Notice of Funding Availability:

2013 Grant Application Guide:

Listing of Utah’s 2012 DTL Awards: