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USDA grants $30 million for telemedicine in rural areas

Telehealth services are a beneficial way for healthcare providers to offer care more efficiently and to more patients. And the federal government is offering funds to help organizations set up telemedicine systems.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced that recipients in 34 states and one territory will receive federal grants to help improve access to healthcare and educational services in rural areas.

The grants are administered by the USDA Rural Development through its Rural Utilities Service. The funding, more than $30 million in total, will help pay for 100 telemedicine and distance learning projects throughout the U.S.

A full list of the projects receiving grants can be found here. Click here for more information on the USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.

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