The Rural Health Care (RHC) Program supports health care facilities in bringing world class medical care to rural areas through increased connectivity. It provides up to $400 million annually in reduced rates for broadband and telecom services. There are two subprograms in the RHC Program: the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program and the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program.
Notice: The FY2018 Filing Window Period will take place from February 1, 2018 through 11:59 p.m. EDT May 31, 2018. More information about filing window periods available here.
The Pilot Program was the precursor to the Healthcare Connect Fund. It is no longer accepting applicants.