During this session, we aim to provide you with an understanding of:
The USDA Rural Utilities Service Distance Learning and Telemedicine (RUS-DLT) Grant and if your initiatives are competitive for this funding
BEAD funding and Digital Equity Act (DEA) funding, including where we are in the timelines for each and what actions to be taking
Areas to develop and focus on to be competitive in both BEAD and Digital Equity applications
VICTORIA FINE is a Funding Strategist at Learn Design Apply Inc (LDA). She joined LDA in 2020 and supports healthcare, education, and government organizations in finding and pursuing funding programs that align with their initiatives. Victoria has a background in client and project management and brings an unwavering commitment to her customers (and deadlines!) to her work at LDA.
MEGAN BERESFORD is the Director of Broadband Programs at Learn Design Apply Inc (LDA). She joined the company mid-pandemic as the digital divide became glaringly evident. Since then, she and her team have helped states, public entities, Tribes, and private internet service providers secure over $360 million in broadband infrastructure and digital equity funding. She brings a wealth of knowledge from years spent in Washington D.C., assisting elected state officials address pressing challenges from consumer protection to healthcare inequities.