Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
County governments are eligible for the Department of Agriculture's Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) Grants. The program provides financial assistance to enable and improve distance learning and telemedicine services in rural areas. DLT grant funds support the use of telecommunications-enabled information, audio and video equipment, and related advanced technologies by students, teachers, medical professionals, and rural residents. These grants are intended to increase rural access to education, training, and health care resources that are otherwise unavailable or limited in scope. The deadline to apply is June 4, 2021.
UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Rural Broadband ID Grant
The UAMS Institute for Digital Health & Innovation Rural Broadband ID Grant helps local entities pay for broadband due-diligence business studies that will aid the grantee in seeking further grants for broadband development. Eligible studies include:
- Full feasibility determinations, including economic business plans
- Twenty-year financial break-even analysis
- Competitive broadband analysis
- Demographic analysis, with comparison to other projects
- The ordering on construction plans to maximize return
- Analysis of federal funding opportunities.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis beginning the date of the NOFO release and continuing until funds are exhausted.
Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity discretionary grant program
The U.S. Department of Transportation has made available $1 billion in grant funding through the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) discretionary grant program. RAISE grants provide flexible funding to directly to local governments to support surface transportation infrastructure projects with significant local or regional impacts, including funding for roads, bridges, transit, rail and ports.
The deadline to apply is July 12, 2021.
Blue & You Foundation Regular Grants Program
The Blue & You Foundation's mission is to work together with others to create a state of better health for all Arkansans. It strategically focuses grant funding on community-based solutions in the hopes it will nurture community health leadership, foster collaboration and innovation, and leverage financial, human and community resources to produce measurable, positive impacts.
The deadline to submit applications is July 15, 2021.