Grants: Department of Agriculture

Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Program
The DLT program is designed to provide benefits of distance learning and telemedicine to residents of rural America.  In order to be eligible, applicants must propose to use the financial assistance to operate a rural community facility or deliver distance learning or telemedicine services to entities that operate a rural community facility or to residents of rural areas.  The program provides grants, loans, and combination loan-grants.  Additional information about the DLT program is available on the  Department of Agriculture web site.

Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Program
The Rural Broadband Access Loan and Loan Guarantee Programs are designed to provide loans for funding, on a technology neutral basis, the costs of construction, improvement, and acquisition of facilities and equipment to provide broadband services to eligible rural communities.  The Programs' goal is to ensure that rural consumers enjoy the same quality and range of telecommunications services that are available in urban and suburban communities.  Applications can be submitted throughout the year and will be reviewed and processed on a first-come, first-served basis.  Additional information about this program is available on the USDA web site.


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