USA Government agencies are giving funds to put video conferencing systems in schools. The Rural Development under secretary Thomas Dorr, has given $25,853,991 funds of 103 Distance Learning and Telemedicine to provide educational and medical services to citizens of 38 states. < ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
The Fayette County (WV) School of the USA has received a grant of $490,657 from the USDA Rural Development Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Certification programme to install two-way video conferencing for its students to allow greater access to a wider variety of classes. Government agencies have partnered with New River Health Services to offer two-way conferencing to communicate from school to another school.