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USDA's RUS-DLT Grant Program - Information & Webinar Invitation


Missouri Association of Rural Education and eCare want to share with you and the rural school districts of Missouri about a federal grant for video conferencing available to rural and economically challenged areas of the country that can provide up to $1mil per application for this much needed classroom technology.  Most of our member districts are well positioned for this grant and last year not one grant was awarded to a K12 district in Missouri.

The USDA's Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant program (RUS-DLT) will likely be announced this fall. If you are unfamiliar with this funding, the RUS-DLT grant is an amazing opportunity to acquire distance learning / telemedicine technology that can help rural schools access crucial services and overcome the potential challenges of rural population density.  Project awards in 2021 ranged from $50,000 to $1 million and require ONLY A 13% MATCH OF THE TOTAL PROJECT AMOUNT.




Tips for Preparing a Successful 2022 USDA RUS-DLT Grant Application

When – Wednesday, October 12th, 1pm Central Time

Description – Join Learn Design Apply, Inc. and special guest speakers for details concerning this grant.  The Learn Design Apply team, member of the USDA team will review the basic elements for building a competitive grant application.  In addition a representative from Idaho State University, a two-time recipient of this grant funding, will share best practices and personal experience with this grant program.



Common RUS Grant uses for K12 are:

  *   Dual enrollment/AP Courses – connect to colleges and universities for real-time, interactive courses
  *   School-to-school Courses – connect with other K12 schools/districts to share teachers and courses
  *   Purchase more robust camera systems for the classrooms, media centers, auditoriums
  *   Professional development – access remote training and reduce costs of PD
  *   Vocational programs – connect to remote CTE and vocational programming
  *   School-based telehealth – connect with medical and mental health professionals
  *   Remote specialists – improve special education services, access speech therapy, etc.

RUS-DLT projects have the power to transform communities, and eCare<http://www.ecareusa.org> has years of experience in helping organizations apply for and acquire this funding.  We encourage you to visit our website for specific K12 solution demonstrations and even a brief webinar about the RUS grant.  eCare is FOCUSED on making school districts and healthcare providers aware of this grant and connecting you with resources who can help with the application process.  The solutions we provide are specifically chosen for rural education and healthcare to provide you with the most functional, cost-effective systems for your organization.  In addition to these webinar opportunities, please feel free to contact Jacqueline Kelley, Grant Marketing Specialist, at 334 432 0987 or jkelley@ecareusa.org to learn more details about whether this grant is right for your district.


Alan Newman                                                 Kevin F. Sandlin
Director, eCare                                                 MARE Executive Director
334 625 0070                                                    Missouri Association of Rural Education
                                                                                      710 N College Avenue, Suite C
                                                                                      Warrensburg, Missouri 64093
                                                                                      (660) 747-8050 Phone
                                                                                      (660) 747-8160 Fax