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Announcement of Grant Awards Under the RUS Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program

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AGENCY:

Rural Utilities Service, USDA.

ACTION:

Notice of applications selected to receive grant awards.

SUMMARY:

The Rural Utilities Service (RUS) hereby announces the recipients that were selected to receive grant awards during fiscal year (FY) 2002 under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Marilyn J. Morgan, Chief, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service, STOP 1550, Room 2845, South Building, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250-1701. Telephone: (202) 720-0413. FAX: (202) 720-1051.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to 7 CFR 1703.101, RUS is hereby publishing the names of the 71 organizations that have been awarded $27,139,772 in grants under 7 CFR part 1703, subpart D, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. The recipients are as follows:

USDA, Rural Utilities Service, Telecommunications Program FY 2002 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Awards

StateGranteeAmount
AKAlaska Native Tribal Health Consortium$500,000
AKThe Health TV Channel, Inc.500,000
ALChoctaw County Board of Education233,262
ALConecuh County School District500,000
ARBarton-Lexa School District500,000
AZArizona Western College391,455
CASouthern Cal. Tribal Chairmen's Assn. Inc.479,235
CAYosemite Community College District500,000
COGrand River Hospital District500,000
FLAll Children's Hospital481,410
GASouth Georgia Governmental Services Authority499,100
IDNorth Idaho Rural Health Consortium500,000
KSHays Medical Center, Inc.195,000
KSBarton County Community College69,550
KYSaint Joseph Healthcare90,300
LAPrimary Care Providers for a Healthy Feliciana67,360
METhe Aroostook Medical Center162,543
MEVisiting Nurse Service of Southern Maine and Seacoast New Hampshire214,956
MESt. Joseph Healthcare Inc.494,750
MEHealthReach Network d/b/a HealthReach Homecare & Hospice500,000
MIBorgess Health Alliance, Inc.368,183
MNFirst Care Medical Service200,000
MNMille Lacs Health System207,720
MOEducation Plus Network464,492
MSMississippi Blood Services193,930
MSJones County School District500,000
MSBrookhaven School District500,000
MTDeaconess Billings Clinic Foundation209,300
MTMontana State University-Northern398,785
MTEastern Montana Education Telecommunications430,071
NERural Health Partners, Inc. d.b.a. Heartland Health Alliance164,640
NENorth Platte Nebraska Hospital Corporation d.b.a Great Plains Regional Medical Center484,000
NMUniversity of New Mexico-Gallup432,526
NYNYS Office of Children & Family Services190,279
NYNew York State Office of Children and Family Services335,000
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NYSchuyler-Chemung-Tioga Board of Cooperative Educational Services400,998
NYCopenhagen CSD (Lead Agency)476,650
NYMoses-Ludington Hospital499,800
OHMartins Ferry City School District (BUCKEYE Project)213,530
OHOhio University Southern Campus482,518
OKCanadian Valley Technology Center309,778
OKWestern Oklahoma State College415,696
OKLane School497,000
OKWapanucka Public School498,000
OKHowe Public Schools District I-67486,928
ORRogue Community College286,486
ORSamaritan North Lincoln Hospital317,687
PAGreene County Industrial Development Authority456,647
PABrownsville Area School District500,000
PAWayne Memorial Hospital, Inc.500,000
PAHome Health Services Foundation500,000
TNClaiborne County Department of Education427,972
TNThe University of Tennessee Health Science Center460,990
TNThe University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy490,012
TNSequatchie County School District500,000
TXPalo Alto College257,760
TXSan Antonio College312,315
TXTaft Independent School District450,595
TXTexas A&M International University497,000
TXCypress Valley Alliance500,000
TXOdem-Edroy ISD500,000
TXEducation Service Center, Region 2499,473
UTCentral Utah Educational Services322,322
VASouthside Virginia Community College171,578
VACrossroads Rural Entrepreneurial Institute, Inc.470,700
VAUniversity of Virginia73,000
VTVisiting Nurse Alliance of VT and NH, Inc.400,000
WAWellpinit School District475,000
WAEducational Service District 105470,600
WISpace Explorers Education Initiatives, Inc.350,000
WVGlenville State College210,890
(Continuation of Announcement of Grant Awards Under the RUS DLT Grant Program).
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Dated: December 13, 2002.

Curtis M. Anderson,

Deputy Administrator, Acting for the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.

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[FR Doc. 02-31941 Filed 12-18-02; 8:45 am]

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