USDA grant program offers funds to improve telemedicine, remote learning

A grant program for state, local and tribal agencies will disperse $44.5 million in federal funding for telecommunications projects. But the deadline is June 4.

State, local and tribal agencies have a great opportunity to tap into $44.5 million in federal grant funding to improve the technology they use for telemedicine, distance learning and related services.

These funds will, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will cover as much as 80 to 90% of the funding for broadband, telecommunications and other technology projects, however agencies will need to move quickly to apply to meet the June 4 deadline.

Dana Satterwhite, senior director for Poly and Zoom grants partnership and Stephen Ellis, government solutions lead at Zoom Video Communications join us to discuss the grant program and how agencies might best put these funds to work.

Listen to the interview for more information on the USDA Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program, or email grants@zoom.us.

This video panel discussion was produced by StateScoop and underwritten by Zoom.

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Dana Satterwhite, executive perspective, grant funding, remote learning, Sponsored Content, Stephen Ellis, Telecommunications, telemedicine, USDA, Zoom, Zoom 2021
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