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Blog // Connect Michigan

USDA Grants Awarded to Michigan Projects

By Eric Frederick

Today, the US Department of Agriculture announced recipients of the latest Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants.  Grants were awarded to 75 projects in 31 states including Michigan.  The goal of the grant is to expand distance learning and telemedicine opportunities in rural areas. 

"Rural communities often lack access to specialized medical care or advanced educational opportunities necessary for stronger rural economies," Vilsack said, noting that today is National Rural Health Day. "These grants will help increase access to health care and many other essential services.

The following Michigan projects received grants:

  •  MidMichigan Health ($494,900) to establish a rural telemedicine network.
  •  Spectrum Health System ($254,884) to establish a rural telemedicine network.
  •  iNDIGO Services, PLC ($226,803) to deploy two telemedicine carts at 12 rural hospitals.

Click here to learn more about the grants.



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