USDA Distance Learning & Telemedicine Grant Program Applications Open

The USDA recently announced a Distance Learning and Telemedicine grant program to help rural communities utilize telecommunications for education or health care purposes.

Eligible applicants can receive up to $1 million and include state and local governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, non-profits, for-profit businesses, and consortia of eligible entities providing services in rural areas.


The Agency encourages applicants to consider projects that will promote equity and economic opportunity in rural America, specifically those that advance the following key priorities:

  • Containing the COVID-19 pandemic

  • Ensuring racial equity

  • Rebuilding our rural economy

  • Addressing the climate crisis.