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Trump Administration Invests $960 Thousand in Distance Learning Telemedicine Grants in Rural North Carolina

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Investment to Help 1,390 Students Have Greater Offering of Classes

CARTERET COUNTY, N.C., October 22, 2020 – The Trump Administration today announced that the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is investing $960 thousand to help residents gain access to health care and educational opportunities in rural North Carolina.

“This grant will enable more rural students to have access to a greater variety of classes,” said USDA Rural Development State Director Robert Hosford. “Under the leadership of President Trump and Agriculture Secretary Perdue, USDA has been working tirelessly to be a strong partner to rural North Carolina in building stronger and healthier communities, because we know when rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”

In rural North Carolina, Carteret County Community College will use a $960 thousand grant to expand course offerings such as photography, information technology, virtual substance abuse certificate programs and professional development opportunities to the geographically isolated communities of the North Carolina coast.

USDA Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities and create jobs in rural areas. This assistance supports infrastructure improvements; business development; housing; community facilities such as schools, public safety and health care; and high-speed internet access in rural areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov.

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