USDA approves grants for Distance Learning and Telemedicine projects in North Dakota


WASHINGTON—U.S. Senator Kevin Cramer (R-ND) announced today the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Office of Rural Development (RD) awarded grants totaling $604,841 for two distance learning and telemedicine projects in North Dakota.

The Southeast Region Career and Technology Center in Richland County received $390,475 to upgrade and replace distance learning equipment.

Bismarck State College received $214,366 to expand their nursing distance education program in central North Dakota. The grant will fund broadband facilities and interactive distance learning technology.

This investment comes as part of a $42.6 million nation-wide investment by USDA into the expansion of rural education and health care access. The funds are awarded through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program.

By Chris Larson