Telemedicine grant application filing opens

The U.S. Department of Agriculture will accept applications for telemedicine grants ranging from $50,000 to $500,000 until Monday, June 4.

Those eligible include local government entities, federally recognized tribes, nonprofit and for-profit groups and businesses with a prioritization of industries related to STEM.

U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, approved the awarding of grants with the aim to promote job training, academic instruction and increase access to specialized health alternatives.

“The ability to connect rural areas with healthcare providers is a game changer for communities throughout the country,” Gonzalez said. “Grants like this can connect South Texans to 21st century healthcare services that can improve their quality of life.”