Program Name: Distance Learning and Tele-medicine Grants (RUS)
Organization: United States Department of Agriculture – Rural Development
Address: 2118 W. Part Court, Suite A, Champaign, IL 61821
Phone: 217-403-6200
Briefly Describe the Purpose of the Program
This competitive program helps rural communities use advanced telecommunications technology to connect to each other – and the world – overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. We encourage you to consider projects that promote equity and economic opportunity in rural America
Year Program Established:
Eligibility Requirements or Restrictions
Open to: State and local government organizations, Federally Recognized Tribes, Incorporated, for-profit businesses, and nonprofits

Rural areas outside incorporated or unincorporated cities with populations up to 20,000.

Application Deadline: Closed
Application Guidelines:
Funding Cap Per Application or Fiscal Year Program Funding:
How Must Funds Be Used:
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