Distance learning and telemedicine grants are specifically designed to provide access to education, training, and health care resources for people in rural America. Administered by the Universal Services Branch of the USDA’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS), these grants fund the use of advanced telecommunications technologies to help communities meet those needs. The grants may be used to fund telecommunications, computer networks, and related advanced technologies. The maximum amount of a grant in FY 2005 is $500,000, and the minimum amount is $50,000.

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