Rural Utilities Service: Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program Guidance

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jun 12, 2014 10:00:00 AM

Recently the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the Rural Utilities Service (RUS) Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grant Program. This program provides funding for projects in highly rural, economically disadvantaged locations to develop and expand distance learning and telemedicine capacity through the acquisition of equipment, instructional programming, and technical assistance for using eligible equipment. Applications for this grant opportunity should be submitted through by July 7, 2014.

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Topics: Federal Grants, Health Care, Education

Obamacare Upheld—What's Next for Grants?

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jul 9, 2012 4:15:00 AM

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is considered by many to be the signature piece of legislation for President Obama and has arguably been the greatest point of political contention during his presidency. So when the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare in a 5-4 decision on June 28, with Chief Justice John Roberts joining the liberal justices in declaring the individual mandate a constitutional tax, both sides of the political aisle were bolstered.

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Topics: Federal Grants, State Grants, Health Care

Affordable Care Act Upheld

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on Jun 28, 2012 5:41:00 AM

This morning, the Supreme Court upheld the Affordable Care Act in a 5-4 decision. The full decision can be found here.

More than $4.3 billion in ACA grants has been issued since the law was enacted in March 2010. For a breakdown on state grant allocations, visit National Conference of State Legislatures. If you're interested in following the huge stream of updates and opinion in the wake of the decision, check out Scotus Blog.

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Topics: Health Care