USDA is Seeking Applications for Grants to Expand Access to Distance Learning and Telemedicine in Rural Areas

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development is accepting applications for grants to improve access to distance learning and telemedicine in rural areas.

Up to $44.5 million is available nationwide this year through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. Of this amount, $10.2 million is intended for projects that provide substance use disorder treatment services.

USDA Invests $42 Million in Distance Learning and Telemedicine Infrastructure to Improve Education and Health Outcomes

Pennsylvania DLT project receives $490,381 grant

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced it is investing $42.3 million to help rural residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities. Rural areas are seeing higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19 due to several factors, including a much higher percentage of underlying conditions, difficulty accessing medical care, and lack of health insurance.