USDA announces stretch training telemedicine grants for farming areas

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) of USDA Rural Development has announced it is usurpation applications for a Distance Learning Telemedicine (DLT) Grant by Jul 17.

Recent DLT grants in Nevada have been awarded to Renown Medical Center, and a Nevada System of Higher Education, as good as a Yerington and Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribes.  The Yerington Tribe perceived a DLT extend that authorised their Health Center to supplement video teleconferencing so their people can accept health caring consultations remotely by physicians in Reno. The Pyramid Lake Paiute Tribe used a DLT extend to rise an innovative Tele-Pharmacy plan to firmly allot prescriptions to 3 other farming Nevada tribes.

Eligible field embody many state and internal governments, federally famous tribes, non-profits, and for-profit businesses. To be authorised for a grant, finish user points for projects contingency be located in communities with populations of 20,000 or less. Projects should be designed to yield entrance to education, training and/or health caring resources for farming Americans. Funding contingency be used for telecommunications-enabled information, audio and visible equipment, and modernized technologies that extend educational and medical applications into farming areas.

The DLT is a rival inhabitant grant. The smallest extend volume is $50,000; a limit extend volume is $500,000. Grant applications contingency denote relating contributions (in money or in kind) of during slightest 15 percent of a sum volume of financial assistance requested. Of a appropriation done accessible nationally, an estimated $1.6 million will be prioritized to yield for communication upgrades between ambulances, puncture travel vehicles and medical facilities. Webinars on a extend are designed for May 31 and Jun 15. Go to HERE to learn more.

For some-more information, hit Nevada General Field Representative Rocky Chenelle during 530-379-5032 or revisit a inhabitant bureau website during this LINK.