Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program

The DLT Grant Program is specifically designed to assist rural communities in acquiring distance learning and telemedical technologies so that local teachers, and medical service providers who serve rural residents can link to other teachers, medical professionals, and other needed expertise located at distances too far to access otherwise.

Funding Level: $50,000-$500,000

Eligibility: Eligible applicants include most entities that provide education or healthcare through telecommunications, including:

  • Most State and local governmental entities
  • Federally recognized Tribes
  • Nonprofits
  • For-profit businesses
  • Consortia of eligible entities

Eligible Expenses: Grant funds may be used for:

  • Acquisition of eligible capital assets, such as:
  • Audio, video and interactive video equipment;
  • Terminal and data terminal equipment;
  • Computer hardware, network components and software;
  • Inside wiring and similar infrastructure that further DLT services.
  • Acquisition of instructional programming that is a capital asset
  • Acquisition of technical assistance and instruction for using eligible equipment.

Match: A minimum of a 15 percent match is required, but higher points are assigned according to the percentage of the match. The criterion is intended to measure the level of commitment in the local community for the project. A 15 percent match receives zero points, whereas over 100 percent match receives 35 points.

The full Request for Application can be found here.

For more information on this grant or how to apply with Morrison's assistance, please contact the Morrison Grants Team by email at grants@morrisonco.net or call us at 530.893.4764.


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