Rural Health Care

FY2016 September – November Filing Window Period

The second and final filing window period for FY2016 was September 1 – November 30, 2016. After reviewing funding request forms (FCC Forms 462 and 466) received during the second filing window period (September 1 – November 30, 2016), USAC determined that the total dollar value of all qualifying funding requests received during this filing window period exceeded the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program funding available for the filing window period.

What This Means to Applicants

Because the total dollar value of all qualifying funding requests received by the close of the second filing window period of $274,725,249 exceeded the RHC Program funding available of $254,255,017 at the beginning of the filing window period, all qualifying funding requests will receive a pro-rated percentage of the qualifying funding requested. All qualifying requests submitted before the September 1 November 30, 2016 filing window period will receive 100% of the requested funding.

For more information about FY2016 funding demand, please visit the Funding Information page, view the FY2016 funding information webinar, or download the slides.

Pro-rata Factor for FY2016 September-November Filing Window Period

All qualifying FY2016 funding requests received during the September 1 – November 30 filing window period will be pro-rated at 92.5% (reduction of 7.5%). An explanation of how the pro-rata factor was calculated is below.
Total dollar value of all qualifying funding requests in the September 1 – November 30 filing window period was $274,725,249, exceeding the RHC Program funding available of $254,255,017; therefore, the pro-rata factor was calculated as:
The exact amount of funding each qualifying funding request will receive is detailed in each funding commitment letter issued beginning April 10, 2017.