The Federal Register announces that RUS is accepting Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant applications from now to Jan 30, 2023…
the Rural Utilities Service (RUS or the Agency), a Rural Development (RD) agency of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), announce the acceptance of applications under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program for Fiscal Year (FY) 2023, subject to the availability of funding. This notice is being issued prior to passage of a FY 2023 Appropriations Act in order to allow applicants sufficient time to leverage financing, prepare and submit their applications, and give the Agency time to process applications within FY 2023. Based on FY 2022 appropriated funding, the Agency estimates that approximately $64 million will be available for FY 2023. S
Dates: Applications must be submitted through https:// www.grants.gov/ and received no later than January 30, 2023 to be eligible for funding under this grant opportunity. Late or incomplete applications will not be eligible for funding under this grant opportunity. Rural Development Key Priorities: The Agency encourages applicants to consider projects that will advance the following key priorities (more details available at https://www.rd.usda.gov/ priority-points):
Assisting rural communities recover economically through more and better market opportunities and through improved infrastructure.
Ensuring all rural residents have equitable access to RD programs and benefits from RD funded projects; and
Reducing climate pollution and increasing resilience to the impacts of climate change through economic support to rural communities.