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USDA Rural Development Announces Distance Learning Telemedicine Grant with Daymark Recovery

Robert Kerns
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Rural Development’s $635 thousand Grant will Assist 18 Sites Across 21 Rural North Carolina Counties

LILLINGTON, N.C., December 11, 2023 – Members of North Carolina Rural Development Team announced a USDA Distance Learning Telemedicine Grant with Daymark Recovery Services, at their Lillington location today.

Rural Development is investing $635 thousand through a USDA Distance Learning Telemedicine Grant to improve access and quality of care to patients by better equipping physicians to provide additional and improved telehealth services in the areas of both mental health and substance abuse.

“Today’s investment will help rural North Carolina residents close the distance to receive quality care when it comes to mental health,” said a member of the Rural Development Team. “The Biden-Harris administration is committed to assist Americans have access to the healthcare they need, no matter their location in this country.”

The equipment purchased with this grant will be used in 18 sites across 21 rural North Carolina counties.


Under the Biden-Harris Administration, Rural Development provides loans and grants to help expand economic opportunities, create jobs and improve the quality of life for millions of Americans 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, Tribal and high-poverty areas. For more information, visit www.rd.usda.gov. If you’d like to subscribe to USDA Rural Development updates, visit our GovDelivery subscriber page.

USDA touches the lives of all Americans each day in so many positive ways. Under the Biden-Harris Administration, USDA is transforming America’s food system with a greater focus on more resilient local and regional food production, promoting competition and fairer markets for all producers, ensuring access to safe, healthy and nutritious food in all communities, building new markets and streams of income for farmers and producers using climate-smart food and forestry practices, making historic investments in infrastructure and clean energy capabilities in rural America, and committing to equity across the Department by removing systemic barriers and building a workforce more representative of America. To learn more, visit www.usda.gov.


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