Food, Agriculture,Conservation, and Trade Act of 1990 (7 U.S.C. §§950aaa et seq.)
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.
Other-Funding Opportunity Announcement on Grants.Gov
60-day application window expected, start date: TBD
Amount Available Towards Broadband: Up to 20% of each grant can be used for broadband facilities, if those facilities will be owned by the applicant.
Yes. 15 Percent
This program cannot be used as a match with other federal programs.
This program is intended to serve rural area and towns with a population of 20,000 or less.
This program is specifically designed to assist rural communities in acquiring distance learning and telemedical technologies so that local teachers, and medical service providers who serve rural residents can link to other teachers, medical professionals, and other needed expertise located at distances too far to access otherwise.
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Recipients: https://ruraldevelopment.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=15a73830555645ae93d2fa773ed8e971