U.S. Department of Agriculture: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

USDA is opening a second application window for its Distance Learning and Telemedicine grants, which may be used for: (1) acquisition of eligible capital assets, such as broadband transmission facilities; 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; (2) acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset; and/or (3) acquisition of technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment. USDA is providing this additional filing window for those that could not complete applications prior to the Window 1 deadline. This window also makes available up to $25 million received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). While the CARES Act requires these funds to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, the agency believes that all DLT projects already serve that purpose. As a result, while not required, applicants are encouraged to identify specific ways in which their application addresses COVID-19.

Eligibility: Most State and local governmental entities; Federally-recognized Tribes; non-profits; for-profit businesses; and consortia of eligible entities.

Amount: Approximately $40,000,000 is available for grants ranging from $50,000-$1,000,000 each.

Deadline: Closed.

Resource Information
Funder U.S. Department of Agriculture
Eligibility Local Government, Nonprofit Organization, State Government, Tribal Government
Resource URL: https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants
Sector Agriculture, STEM/Technology
Grant Amount $50,000 - $1,000,000
Deadline Closed