Julie Gross, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Rural Development South Dakota State Director, announced that the USDA is investing $1,664,940 for five projects in rural communities. The USDA is providing the funding through the Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) grant program. These investments will benefit over 729,000 rural residents in Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota.
“USDA is committed to being a partner in building strong communities,” said Gross. “The funding will be used for cutting-edge technology, allowing rural residents to remain in their communities for healthcare, and improving educational opportunities that will increase operating efficiencies, and save lives. When rural America thrives, all of America thrives.”
Read the full announcement here.