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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) 2003 under the Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program.

ADDRESSES:

Applications are available for public inspection at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW., Washington, DC 20250.

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Marilyn J. Morgan, Branch Chief, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Branch, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Rural Utilities Service. Telephone: (202) 720-0413, Fax (202) 720-1051. The list of awards may be viewed on the Internet at http://www.usda.gov/​rus/​telecom/​dlt/​dlt.htm.

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SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:

Pursuant to 7 CFR 1703.101, RUS hereby publishes the names of the 84 organizations that have been awarded $32.5 million in grants under 7 CFR 1703, subpart D, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Program. The recipients are as follows:

USDA, Rural Utilities Service, Telecommunications Program FY 2003 Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Awards

State/OrganizationAmount
Alaska:
Denali Borough School District$500,000
Kake City School District490,000
Pribilof School District500,000
Southeast Island School District485,732
Yukon-Koyukuk School District500,000
Arizona:
Arizona Western College487,978
Tuba City Regional Health Care191,500
Arkansas:
Arkansas School for Mathematics & Sciences425,820
Parkers Chapel School District354,850
California:
Monterey County Office of Education321,555
Oro Grande School District500,000
Colorado: Haxtun/Holyoke Distance Learning Consortium145,914
Florida:
Accelerated Care237,975
Human Services Associates, Inc.239,326
Georgia:
Darton College—Instructional Technology and Distance Learning62,000
Southwest Georgia Regional Services Agency499,515
Hawaii: Molokai Ohana Health Care, Inc283,500
Idaho:
Idaho State University (Media/Distance Learning Center)403,500
Lemhi County Economic Development Corporation82,866
Illinois: Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market388,700
Indiana: Wilson Education Center500,000
Iowa: Mercy Medical Center287,362
Kansas:
Unified School District #364442,860
Unified School District #442456,239
Kentucky: Pikeville College74,661
Louisiana: Hospital Service District No. 2 of the Parish of LaSalle, Louisiana262,000
Maine:
Eastern Maine Healthcare500,000
Regional Medical Center at Lubec221,620
St. Joseph Healthcare Foundation500,000
Maryland: Sheppard Pratt Health System, Inc239,482
Massachusetts: Hampshire Educational Collaborative210,101
Michigan:
Borgess Health Alliance, Inc.369,121
Cybernet Medical Corporation496,588
MidMichigan Health Services334,462
Wexford-Missaukee Intermediate School District354,005
Minnesota:
Lakewood Health System494,115
St. Joseph Medical Center472,239
Missouri: Lafayette Regional Health Center89,928
Mississippi:
Jackson County School District500,000
Newton County School District500,000
South Central Mississippi Consortium for Educational Excellence and Development500,000
Montana: Benefis Healthcare Foundation404,086
Nebraska: Educational Service Unit #5153,300
New Hampshire: Timberlane Regional School District499,996
New Mexico: University of New Mexico—Gallup478,555
New York: Madison-Oneida Board of Cooperative Educational Services500,000
Moses-Ludington Hospital499,800
St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES500,000
North Carolina: The University of North Carolina Center for Public Television345,733
Ohio: Adams County Hospital446,142
Oklahoma:
Alva Hospital Authority dba Share Medical Center484,296
Caddo Kiowa Technology Center498,735
Choctaw Nation Health Services Authority166,950
Guymon Public Schools476,424
Western Oklahoma State College495,200
Oregon:
Rogue Community College District237,137
Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation (PHOR)500,000
Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital233,548
Pennsylvania:
Albert Gallatin Area School District500,000
Laurel Highlands School District500,000
Warren County School District500,000
South Carolina:
Lee County School District500,000
Williamsburg County School District500,000
York Technical College460,303
South Dakota:
Avera St. Luke's Hospital252,875
Evangelical Lutheran Good Samaritan Society404,080
Southeast Area Cooperative499,996
Tennessee:
Lincoln Memorial University398,094
The University of Tennessee Health Science Center484,983
Texas:
Coastal Bend College475,000
Education Service Center Region XI500,000
Mt. Pleasant Independent School District441,426
Newton Economic Development Corporation500,000
Region XIV Education Service Center500,000
Utah: Confederated Tribes of the Goshute235,621
Vermont:
Central Vermont Home Health and Hospice, Inc.314,000
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Dorset Nursing Association, Inc254,650
Virginia: Carilion Health System186,350
Washington:
Big Bend Community College500,000
Community Choice Healthcare Network414,847
Wellpinit School District250,000
West Virginia:
Clay County Board of Education500,000
Nicholas County School District500,000
Wyoming: Rehabilitation Enterprises of North Eastern Wyoming (RENEW)79,600
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Dated: October 16, 2003.

Curtis M. Anderson,

Deputy Administrator for the Administrator, Rural Utilities Service.

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[FR Doc. 03-26583 Filed 10-21-03; 8:45 am]

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