The Distance Learning and Telemedicine (DLT) program helps rural communities use the unique capabilities of telecommunications to connect to each other and to the world, overcoming the effects of remoteness and low population density. Funds can be used for Broadband transmission facilities, video and audio equipment, computer hardware and software, and other services and materials related to DLT. The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) makes available a second window for applications and up to an additional $25 million. While the CARES Act requires these funds be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, the agency believes that all DLT projects already serve that purpose. As a result, while not required, applicants are encouraged to identify specific ways in which their application addresses COVID-19. Must be located in a rural area to be eligible.