USDA Issues Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

More than $22 million in grants have been issued to recipients in 31 states.

Seventy-eight recipients have been selected by the U.S. Department of Agriculture to receive grants from the Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program. A total of $22.3 million will be distributed in 31 states.
"These grants connect rural communities to educational programs and medical services that bridge the miles between doctors and patients and provide classroom teaching at the touch of a button," said acting Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner.

The funds will be awarded contingent on the recipients meeting the grant agreement conditions. Forty of the grants will be used to improve educational opportunities, while the other 38 will help provide access to medical services.

A complete list of the grant recipients is available on the USDA Rural Development web site at www.rurdev.usda.gov.

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