Funding to Help Rural Libraries
The ALA Washington Office will host a webinar to assist rural libraries with pursuing funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) at 12 p.m. MT, 1 p.m. CT on October 29, 2010. This is a 1 hour session.
Cheryl Cook, the Rural Development Deputy Under Secretary of Agriculture; Carla Anderson, the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of e-Copernicus, a Washington consulting firm expert in broadband; and Kevin Cherry, Senior Program Officer for the Institute of Museum and Library Service’s Office of Library Service; will participate. The presenters will discuss the three USDA programs with funds available for rural libraries – the Distance Learning and Telemedicine program, the Communities Facility program and the Community Connect program. These funds can be used for distance learning and telemedicine projects, building facilities, and establishing broadband connections for rural communities.
Click here to register for the webinar.