Funding & Grants

USDA COMMUNITY CONNECT GRANTS

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 visit USDA Community Connect Grants.

USDA DISTANCE LEARNING AND TELEMEDICINE GRANTS

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. 

 

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 visit USDA Distance Learning Telemedicine Grants.