USDA Rural Development Nebraska State Director Maxine Moul presented Educational Service Unit (ESU) 10 in Kearney with a plaque for obtaining $126,989 for a distance learning grant that will be leveraged with $196,481 from the recipient.
“Through the USDA Telemedicine Grant, Educational Service Unit 10 (ESU 10), in partnership with Educational Service Unit 11 (ESU 11) and 38 rural school districts in central Nebraska will enhance the education available to rural students through the integration of a telecommunications network,” said ESU 10 Distance Learning Coordinator John Stritt. “The 38 school districts in 19 counties offer more than 33,125 rural students both quality instruction and experiences to support their continued advancement through the educational system and into the workforce.”
“Quality education and top technology for bringing education to rural students is important to USDA Rural Development. We are pleased that ESU 10 received the distance learning grant that will help to bring enhanced learning environments to the students and community members,” said Moul.
For more information on the Distance Learning Telemedicine Loan and Grant program visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UTP_DLT.html
To find the nearest Rural Development contact for you in Nebraska visit http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/NE-Contact.html.
For additional information on RD projects, please visit Rural Development’s new interactive web map featuring program funding and success stories for fiscal years 2009-2013. The data can be found at: http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/RDSuccessStories.html.
President Obama’s plan for rural America has brought about historic investment and resulted in stronger rural communities. Under the President’s leadership, these investments in housing, community facilities, businesses and infrastructure have empowered rural America to continue leading the way – strengthening America’s economy, small towns and rural communities. USDA’s investments in rural communities support the rural way of life that stands as the backbone of our American values.