Rural Health Care

Funding Information

The Rural Health Care (RHC) Program has an annual cap of $400 million in total support available for telecommunications and broadband funding for the Telecommunications and Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) programs.

View the most current funding commitments and disbursements.

View funding information for the Telecommunications Program.

Funding Commitments (as of April 30, 2016)

$400 Million Cap for Total RHC Program Funding

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Funding Requests Received
(Telecom and HCF Programs)

$189,567,807

$256,692,909

$267,862,477

$24,918,774

Total Commitments Made
(Telecom and HCF Programs)

$178,987,170

$239,211,247

$212,896,962

$0

 

Total Funding Requests Received
(HCF Program – Consortia)

$33,163,947

$59,445,772

$51,425,414

$4,691,910

 

Total Commitments Made
(HCF Program – Consortia)

$33,056,654

$59,445,772

$37,461,896

$0

 

Total Funding Requests Received
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

$15,652,492

$43,485,359

$34,155,838

$489,777

 

Total Commitments Made
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

$15,652,492

$43,485,359

$31,138,245

$0

As part of the total funding cap, there is also a $150 million cap for upfront payments and multi-year commitments.

$150 Million Cap for Upfront Payments and Multi-Year Commitments

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Funding Requests Received
(HCF Program)

$40,558,649

$68,167,631

$51,653,758

$4,758,096

Total Commitments Made
(HCF Program)

$40,065,245

$68,107,823

$39,149,621

$0

 

Total Funding Requests Received
(HCF Program – Consortia)

$31,577,150

$54,883,068

$45,149,653

$4,637,007

 

Total Commitments Made
(HCF Program – Consortia)

$31,469,857

$54,883,068

$33,557,541

$0

 

Total Funding Requests Received
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

$8,981,500

$13,284,563

$6,504,105

$121,090

 

Total Commitments Made
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

$8,595,387

$13,224,754

$5,592,080

$0

Funding Disbursements (as of April 30, 2016)

HCF Program Disbursements

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Disbursements Made
(HCF Program)

$36,859,648

$55,073,294

$9,787,162

$0

 

Total Disbursements Made
(HCF Program – Consortia)

$24,313,471

$21,629,210

$5,799,393

$0

 

Total Disbursements Made
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

$12,546,178

$33,444,083

$3,987,770

$0

HCF Program Funding Requests

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Number of Funding Requests Received

2,843

6,435

5,435

63

 

Total Number of Funding Requests Received
(HCF Program – Consortia)

57

241

344

3

 

Total Number of Funding Requests Received
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

2,786

6,194

5,091

60

Definitions
  • Commitments: Approved funding that is estimated based on health care provider (HCP) funding requests and is subject to change after USAC review of forms.
  • Disbursements: Payments for actual dollars invoiced.
  • Upfront payments: Funding for build-out, indefeasible rights of use of facilities for specified period of time (IRUs), equipment necessary for the formation of networks, and self-construction charges, only available to consortia.