Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants

The summary for the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants grant is detailed below. This summary states who is eligible for the grant, how much grant money will be awarded, current and past deadlines, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) numbers, and a sampling of similar government grants. Verify the accuracy of the data FederalGrants.com provides by visiting the webpage noted in the Link to Full Announcement section or by contacting the appropriate person listed as the Grant Announcement Contact. If any section is incomplete, please visit the website for the Utilities Programs, which is the U.S. government agency offering this grant.
Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants: Authorized by 7 U.S.C. 950aaa, the DLT 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.The regulation for the DLT Program can be found at 7 CFR part 1734. All applicants should carefully review and prepare their applications according to instructions in the FY 2020 DLT Grant Program Application Guide (Application Guide) and program resources. This Application Guide can be found in this entry on grants.gov as well as at https://www.rd.usda.gov/programs-services/distance-learning-telemedicine-grants. Expenses incurred in developing applications will be at the applicant's own risk.This is the second application window for the DLT program in FY2020. Approximately $71.7 million was made available for funding under Window 1, which included $47 million in funds appropriated for FY2020 as well as funds totaling $24.7 million which were not awarded during FY2019 and have been carried forward to the current year. Window 1 closed April 10, 2020. The Agency will be processing applications and making Window 1 awards in the coming months. Funds not awarded under Window 1 will be made available under Window 2, along with $25 million received from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). The agency also reserves the right to increase funding utilizing the application queue under this opportunity should additional appropriations become available for the same purposes.
Federal Grant Title: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
Federal Agency Name: Utilities Programs (USDA-RUS)
Grant Categories: Business and Commerce Community Development Education Employment Labor and Training Health Regional Development
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: RUS-20-02-DLT
Type of Funding: Grant
CFDA Numbers: 10.855
CFDA Descriptions: Information not provided
Current Application Deadline: July 13th, 2020
Original Application Deadline: July 13th, 2020
Posted Date: April 15th, 2020
Creation Date: April 15th, 2020
Archive Date: August 13th, 2020
Total Program Funding: $40,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $50,000
Expected Number of Awards: 200
Cost Sharing or Matching: Yes
Last Updated: April 15th, 2020
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
State governments - County governments - City or township governments - Special district governments - Independent school districts - Public and State controlled institutions of higher education - Native American tribal governments (Federally recognized) - Nonprofits having a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Nonprofits that do not have a 501 (c) (3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education - Private institutions of higher education - For-profit organizations other than small businesses - Small businesses
Link to Full Grant Announcement
DLT Web Site
Grant Announcement Contact
Richard Anderson
Grants Manager
Phone 2027200800
DLT Help Desk
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