Posted by: Ann Treacy | July 9, 2013

USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program

I thought the following might be of interest. As Always I’d love to see some Minnesota applications in the mix.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program has issued its FY2013 Notice of Funding, Application Guide and related resources. Eligible applicants must operate a rural community facility or deliver telemedicine or distance learning services to an organization that operates such a facility. Applications are due August 12.

Here’s more info on the opportunity from the application…

DLT grants are specifically designed to provide access to education, training and health care resources for people in rural America. The DLT Program provides financial assistance to encourage and improve telemedicine services and distance learning services in rural areas through the use of telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies to be used by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents.

The grants, which are awarded through a competitive process, may be used to fund telecommunications enabled information, audio and video equipment and related advanced technologies which extend educational and medical applications into rural locations. Grants are made for projects where the benefit is primarily delivered to end users that are not at the same location as the source of the education or health care service.

As in years past, the FY 2013 DLT Grant Application Guide has been updated based on program experience. All applicants should carefully review and prepare their applications according to instructions in the FY 2013 Application Guide and sample materials when compiling a DLT grant application. …

II. Maximum and Minimum Amount of Applications

Under 7 CFR 1703.124, the Administrator has determined the maximum amount of a grant to be made available to an applicant in FY 2013 is $500,000, and the minimum amount of a grant is $50,000, subject to availability of funding.

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