NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — There's some big money coming to help rural Tennesseans as the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) just announced grants to help with education and healthcare.
The goal of this program is to help 5 million rural Americans. The USDA says our rural areas see higher infection and death rates related to COVID-19.
Some of the factors leading to that are things like, difficulty accessing medical care and lack of health insurance. For some background, the USDA is funding 86 projects nationwide – helping rural education, health care organizations remotely reach students and patients.
In Middle Tennessee, the Grundy County School System will use a nearly $275,000 grant to make a distance program to help students in the county. The services and equipment will be given to the students in the district.
Other grants are going to East Tennessee State University to create a telemedicine system.
What is the rebound?
As Middle Tennessee works to rebound from the impact of the Coronavirus, we want to help. Whether it's getting back to work, making ends meet during this uncertain time, or managing the pressure, we're committed to finding solution. In addition, we want to tell your stories of hope, inspiration, and creativity as Middle Tennessee starts to rebound.
Find more in the sections below
More Safely Back to School storiesHow schools are changing, and what you can do to help your child get the most from their education, in-person or virtual
Getting Back To WorkLearn about the latest job openings, how to file for benefits and succeed in the job market.
Making Ends MeetFind help on topics from rent to food to new belt-tightening techniques.
Managing the PressureFeeling isolated or frustrated? Learn ways to connect with people virtually, get counseling or manage your stress.
Doing What’s RightKeep track of the way people are spending your tax dollars and treating your community.
State of EducationFind ways to cope with the new normal around schools and celebrate students’ success in the age of Coronavirus.
We're Open Y'allSupport local businesses doing their best to stay open and serve their customers during Covid.