Maine recieves $3.2 million to expand education and health care access

By Ramona du Houx - January 26th, 2011 ·

Maine has been selected to receive nearly $3.2 million in grants to fund educational projects and expand access to health care services in rural areas. The funding announced is made possible through USDA’s Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program.

“These investments will help improve access to education and health care opportunities to more Mainers,” said Congressman Mike Michaud. “These projects complement Maine’s efforts to bridge the divide between the rural and more urban parts of our state.”

According to the USDA, the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program provides access to education, training and health care resources in rural areas through advanced telecommunications technologies. The funding announced today is contingent upon the recipient meeting the conditions of the grant agreement.

Below is a list of the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Program grant awards that were announced January 24,2011.

University of Maine System / University of Maine at Augusta — $284,666
Eastern Maine Medical Center — $152,095
Kno-Wal-Lin Home Care and Hospice, Inc. — $146,903
Rangely School Department — $441,841
Maine School Administration District #52 — $471,646
Regional School Unit #12 — $359,997
Maine School Administrative District #31– $433,436
Maine Educational Center for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing– $476,336
Katahdin Valley Health Center — $148,440
MaineHealth — $268,113