Funding Agency

USDA - Rural Development - Distance Learning Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program


Funding Agency

USDA - Rural Development


Federal Agency

USDA - Rural Development

Agency Overview

USDA Rural Developmentā€™s Rural Utilities Programs provide a variety of loans and grants to build and expand broadband networks. Loans to build broadband networks and deliver service to rural households and businesses, provide capital for rural telecommunications companies and broadband providers.

Program Name

USDA - Rural Development - Distance Learning Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program


Program Overview

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

Agency Contact

dltinfo@wdc.usda.gov
Loan Origination and Approval Division (202) 720-0800
General Field Representatives
https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/telecom-gfr

Program Purpose
  • Broadband Infrastructure (e.g., construction)
  • Broadband Adoption
  • Digital Skills Training
  • Other
Eligible Recipients
  • Libraries
  • K-12 Schools
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Hospitals
  • State and Local Governments
  • Tribal Entities
  • Commercial/Internet Service Providers
  • Non-Profit Organizations

Agency Contact

dltinfo@wdc.usda.gov
Loan Origination and Approval Division (202) 720-0800
General Field Representatives
https://www.rd.usda.gov/contact-us/telecom-gfr

FY2019 Funding Amount

$47,000,000

FY2020 Funding Amount

$47,000,000

Additional Information

An additional $25 million provided under the CARES Act
https://www.rd.usda.gov/sites/default/files/fact-sheet/508_RD_FS_RUS_DLTGrant.pdf

Brief Program Description

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

Agency
  • Department of Agriculture

Funding Name USDA - Rural Development - Distance Learning Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program

Funding Image

USDA Rural Development