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Virginia Senator’s Mark Warner and Tim Kaine announced $2.4 million in federal funding to provide distance learning opportunities in rural areas.
The grants support 197,010 Virginia students with technology to take advantage of educational opportunities by local institutions.
The funding awarded through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants will be distributed to four different projects.
Germanna Community College’s funding of $952,388 will equip locations throughout Page, Madison, Culpeper, and a few other nearby counties with video conferencing equipment to deliver mental health and healthcare educational courses to benefit over 5,300 students.
The other funded projects will support professional development, nursing and emergency services simulation labs, and interactive classroom technology.
To read the full announcement with a breakdown of the projects, click here.
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