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Government kick-starts round two of rural digital services program

Government kick-starts round two of rural digital services program

Eleven projects were approved in the first round of the $60 million dollar initiative

Applications are open for funding in the second round of the Federal Government's rural digital services program.

The $60 million Digital Regions Initiative was launched mid-last year.

Companies and individuals were invited to submit proposals for projects to deliver digital applications for education, health and emergency.

In round one, 11 projects were approved for funding. They included an ambulance mobile connect service in South Australia which links ambulances to emergency response and medical information. $32.9 million was given the approved projects.

"The Government has received positive feedback on the services that round one funding will deliver and we’re now looking for more projects to support," Communications Minister, Senator Stephen Conroy, said in a statement. "While the rollout is underway, this funding allows regional, rural and remote communities to benefit from innovative digital applications in the short term."

Interested participants can apply through www.dbcde.gov.au/digitalregions.


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