Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. DLT grant funds support the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. These grants are intended to increase rural access to education, training, and health care resources that are otherwise unavailable or limited in scope.

To combat a key threat to economic prosperity, rural workforce and quality of life, the Agency is directed to set aside 20% of the total available funds for FY 2024 for projects that seek to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with substance use disorder (including opioid misuse) in rural communities by strengthening the capacity to address prevention, treatment and/or recovery at the community level.

Audience:Cities and Towns, Non-Profits, Education, Small Business

Funder:U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Utilities Service

Due Date:April 29, 2024

Max Award:$1,000,000

Min Award:$50,000

Match/Cost Share:15% (cash or in-kind)