USDA Announces $44 Million for Distance Learning Telemedicine Grants to Expand Rural Access to Education & Healthcare; Applications Due June 4, 2021

Kelly K. Clark
Carson City
Release Date
Apr 07, 2021

Webinar April 8 to Assist Applicants

 The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) today announced that it is accepting applications for Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program grants to help provide educational and medical services in rural areas. The DLT program helps fund distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas to increase access to education, training and health care resources that are otherwise limited or unavailable.

USDA plans to make $44.5 million available in fiscal year 2021. Of this amount, $10.2 million is intended for projects that provide substance use disorder treatment services in rural areas. Eligible applicants include most state and local governmental entities, federally recognized tribes, nonprofits, and for-profit businesses. Applications must be submitted electronically through no later than June 4, 2021.

USDA Rural Development in Nevada is hosting an online webinar Thursday April 8 from 1-2 p.m. PDT to assist program applicants. Virtual access to the Nevada DLT Webinar is available day of the event, no preregistration required.  Contact Public Affairs Specialist Kelly Clark to receive registration information. 

For more information about DLT in Nevada, contact Broadband General Field Representative(GFR) Robert Machado at (202) 934-0601. 

A list of all USDA Telcom GFRs is available online.

For additional information, please visit the DLT webpage or visit the USDA RD Nevada website at Nevada | Rural Development (