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The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas. Funding is authorized through the department's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. The department may provide up to $17.5 million in grants. Funds can be used to buy equipment and provide technical assistance. Applicants must serve a rural area, demonstrate economic need, and provide at least 15 percent in matching funds. Awards range up to $500,000.
Feds offer distance learning grants to rural schools 071013 NEWS 1 For the Capital City Weekly The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas. Funding is authorized through the department's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. The department may provide up to $17.5 million in grants. Funds can be used to buy equipment and provide technical assistance. Applicants must serve a rural area, demonstrate economic need, and provide at least 15 percent in matching funds. Awards range up to $500,000.
Wednesday, July 10, 2013

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Feds offer distance learning grants to rural schools

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is accepting applications for grants to provide access to education, training and healthcare resources in rural areas. Funding is authorized through the department's Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. The department may provide up to $17.5 million in grants. Funds can be used to buy equipment and provide technical assistance. Applicants must serve a rural area, demonstrate economic need, and provide at least 15 percent in matching funds. Awards range up to $500,000.

For example, in 2011, the program awarded the Kennett School District in Missouri funds for a distance learning project. Using the connectivity that interactive video affords, their initiative offers community college programs during after-school hours. Applications must be received by August 12. See http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2013-06-28/html/2013-15597.htm.


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