Distance Learning

IF YOU ARE HAVING PROBLEMS UPLOADING THE REQUIRED ATTACHMENTS (FROM THE DLT TOOLKIT) PLEASE SUBMIT A HARD COPY APPLICATION AS DESCRIBED IN THE 2014 DLT APPLICATION GUIDE.

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Related Programs

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Loans and Grants

Department of Agriculture


Agency: Department of Agriculture

Office: Utilities Programs

Estimated Funding: $19,300,000


Who's Eligible


Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories





Obtain Full Opportunity Text:
USDA RD RUS Telecom Program DLT Resource Webpage

Additional Information of Eligibility:
Be legally organized as an incorporated organization or partnership; an Indian tribe or tribal organization; a state or local unit of government; a consortium; or other legal entity, including a private corporation organized on a for profit or not-for profit basis with the legal capacity to contract with the United States Government.

Specific legal definitions and citations can be found in 7 CFR 1703.103(a)(1) & 1703.125(k).

Many applicants for DLT Grants are informal consortia.

This means that they are an assemblage of individual legal entities, such as school districts, that are working together specifically for the purpose of applying for a grant.

However, as a group they do not have a separate legal existence.

For additional guidance about applying as a consortium, please turn to Legal Eligibility under Section IV.

2.

Either operate a rural community facility directly, or deliver distance learning or telemedicine services to another organization that operates a rural community facility.

3.

Currently deliver or propose to deliver distance learning or telemedicine services for the term of the grant.

Competitive proposals demonstrate an ability to sustain a project beyond the three-year term of the grant.

To receive a grant, the purposes must meet the grant definition of distance learning and/or telemedicine.

The DLT program is focused on financing projects that will be sustainable.

Planning studies, research projects, and short-term demonstration projects will not be considered.

Equipment vendors, system integrators, and other businesses whose purpose in the proposal is to sell equipment or technological services to support applicants cannot themselves be applicants or affiliates of the applicant.

Be legally organized as an incorporated organization or partnership; an Indian tribe or tribal organization; a state or local unit of government; a consortium; or other legal entity, including a private corporation organized on a for profit or not-for profit basis with the legal capacity to contract with the United States Government.

Specific legal definitions and citations can be found in 7 CFR 1703.103(a)(1) & 1703.125(k).

Many applicants for DLT Grants are informal consortia.

This means that they are an assemblage of individual legal entities, such as school districts, that are working together specifically for the purpose of applying for a grant.

However, as a group they do not have a separate legal existence.

For additional guidance a

Full Opportunity Web Address:
http://www.rurdev.usda.gov/UTP_DLTResources.html

Contact:
Sam MorganManagement AnalystPhone 202-205-3733

Agency Email Description:
USDA-RD-RUS email address

Agency Email:
sam.morgan@usda.gov

Date Posted:
2014-05-23

Application Due Date:
2014-07-07

Archive Date:
2014-08-06



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