USDA

Community Connect Grants

What does this program do?
This program helps fund broadband deployment into rural communities where it is not yet economically viable for private sector providers to deliver service.

For more information please visit:
http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/community-connect-grants

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

What does this program do?
The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density.

How may the funds be used?
Grant funds may be used for:

  • Acquisition of eligible capital assets, such as:
    • Audio, video and interactive video equipment
    • Terminal and data terminal equipment
    • Computer hardware, network components and software
    • Inside wiring and similar infrastructure that further DLT services
  • Acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset
  • Acquisition of technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment

For more information please visit:
http://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants

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