FCC Announces 77 More CARES Act Telehealth Awards: 2 are in MN

The FCC reports

—The Federal Communications Commission’s Wireline Competition Bureau today approved an additional 77 funding applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. Health care providers in both urban and rural areas of the country will use this $29.41 million in funding to provide telehealth services during the coronavirus pandemic. To date, the FCC’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program, which was authorized by the CARES Act, has approved 444 funding applications in 46 states plus Washington, D.C. for a total of $157.64 million in funding.

Here are the two in Minnesota…

  • Family Service Rochester, in Rochester, Minnesota, was awarded $13,234 for laptops, video monitors, mobile hotspots, and videoconferencing software to provide mental health counseling services via telehealth to patients in a six-county area.
  • Ne Ia Shing Clinic, in Onamia, Minnesota, was awarded $350,679 for laptop computers, telemedicine carts, videoconferencing equipment, and network upgrades to implement telehealth capabilities for a variety of medical services, including family practice services, internal medicine, pediatrics, obstetrics, and dental care for patients in the Mille Lacs Band of Ojibwe.
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About Ann Treacy

Librarian who follows rural broadband in MN and good uses of new technology (blandinonbroadband.org), hosts a radio show on MN music (mostlyminnesota.com), supports people experiencing homelessness in Minnesota (elimstrongtowershelters.org) and helps with social justice issues through Women’s March MN.

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