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Broadband & Internet

USDA Rural Development Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grants

The Distance Learning and Telemedicine program helps rural residents tap into the enormous potential of modern telecommunications and the Internet for education and health care, two of the keys to economic and community development.


Grant funds may be used for:

Acquisition of eligible capital assets, such as:
-Broadband facilities
-Audio, video and interactive video equipment
-Terminal and data terminal equipment
-Computer hardware, network components and software
-Inside wiring and similar infrastructure that further DLT services
-Acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset
-Acquisition of technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment

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