USF Programs

USAC promotes universal service to Tribal communities through the Universal Service Fund (USF) programs. The USF programs—composed of the E-Rate, Lifeline, High Cost, and Rural Health Care programs—help connect Tribal communities to phone and broadband  services by working at the infrastructural, communal, and individual level. As an independent not-for-profit designated by the FCC, USAC administers the USF programs.

Visit each program page to learn more about how Tribal communities can qualify for funding through the four USF programs. For any questions or comments regarding USAC’s work with Tribal Nations, contact USAC’s Tribal Liaison at

For more resources, view the One USAC Slide Deck: 2019 Tribal Training.