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Georgia Partnership Accepting Applications for the 2016 Georgia Rural School-based Telehealth Center Grant

Georgia Partnership for TeleHealth (GPT), a charitable nonprofit promoting the establishment of telemedicine programs in communities throughout Georgia, announces that it is accepting applications for the 2016 Georgia Rural School-based Telehealth Center Grant. The deadline for application is June 10, 2016.

The Rural School-Based Telehealth Center Initiative’s grant program is open exclusively to rural Georgia public and charter schools located in counties with a population of less than 35,000 residents. In addition to these requirements for eligibility, applicants can be:

• Local public health agencies
• Community health centers
• Rural health centers
• Non-profit hospitals
• Federally qualified health centers
• Community mental health centers
• Independent nonprofit medical practices

The selected recipients will receive up to $30,000 in grant funding, which goes directly to the development of a School Based telehealth program, funding the purchasing of telehealth equipment and training.

“This is the fourth year that GPT is offering this grant opportunity and we could not be more thrilled,” states Rena Brewer, CEO of GPT. “We’re always very excited to see the applications that come in, because the expansion of telehealth programs in rural areas across the State of Georgia is the main goal of our organization. Many schools and organizations rely on grant funding to begin these kinds of initiatives. GPT is very proud to assist them in providing rural citizens with quality virtual healthcare from the comfort of their own community.”

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