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Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loans and Grants

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005
Administered by:

Department of Agriculture, Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service
(see all US Federal Agencies)

Explore all postings for this grant program:
  • Original Grant - Mar 4, 2004
Applications Due:

Apr 30, 2004
Grant applications are due by the date listed. Combination loan-grant applications are accepted at any time.

total funding: Not Available
max award: $500,000
min award: $50,000
cost sharing, matching: Yes
number of awards: Not Available
type of funding: Grant, Other

PLEASE NOTE: AWARD CEILING AND FLOOR ONLY APPLY TO GRANTS. Please see our Web site for information on combination loan-grants.

Distance learning and telemedicine loans and grants are specifically designed to meet the education and health care needs of rural America. The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program (administered by the DLT Branch of the Rural Utilities Service (RUS)) funds the use of advanced telecommunications technologies to help communities meet those needs.

The grants, which are awarded through competitive process, may be used to fund telecommunications, computer networks and related advanced technologies.

Applications for loans and combination loan-grants are not competitively scored. In addition to the items listed for grants, loans (and the loan portions of a combination loan-grants) may be used to fund construction of necessary transmission facilities on a technology-neutral basis. Examples of such facilities include satellite uplinks, microwave towers and associated structures, T-1 lines, DS-3 lines, and other similar facilities. Loan funds may also be used to obtain mobile units and for some building construction. Please see 7 CFR 1703 for specifics.

Who can apply:

Anyone/General Public
City Or Township Governments
County Governments
Federally Recognized Indian Tribal Governments
Independent School Districts
Minority Group
Native American Organization
Non-Government - General
Nonprofits Having A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Nonprofits That Do Not Have A 501(C)(3) Status With The IRS, Other Than Institutions Of Higher Education
Other Private Institution/Organization
Private Institutions Of Higher Education
Private Nonprofit Institution/Organization (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)
Profit Organization
Public And State Controlled Institutions Of Higher Education
Small Business (Less Than 500 Employees
State (Includes District Of Columbia; Includes Institutions Of Higher Education And Hospitals)
U.S. Territories And Possessions (Includes Institutions Of Higher Education, Hospitals)

Eligible functional categories:
Funding Sources:

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loans and Grants

More Information:

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loans and Grants

If you have problems accessing the full announcement, please contact: Keiser, Joan

Address Info:

Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Room 2845, Stop 1550 Washington, DC 20250-1550 Attention: Director, Advanced Services Division, Telecommunications Program

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