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. Click here to view the full list of grantees.