How It Works
The Rural Health Care program funds two types of services.
You can apply for funding for Voice and Data, Broadband, or both.
If you need voice and other telecommunication services, you may be eligible for funding through the Telecommunications Program.
Discount Rate: Determined using the urban/rural differential.
If you need broadband services, network equipment, etc., you may be eligible for funding through the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program.
Discount Rate: Flat 65% discount on eligible expenses.
These steps will help you navigate the process to get funding.
Determine your eligibility
Develop evaluation criteria and request services
Evaluate bids and select a service provider
Submit a funding request
Certify service start and end dates
Work with your service provider to invoice USAC
USAC Customer Service Centers Closed – November 24-25, 2022
Nov 22, 2022
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the USAC Customer Service Centers will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.
The Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Customer Service Centers will remain open on Friday, November 25.Read More
Begin Draft Funding Request for FY2023 on November 1!
Oct 28, 2022
In preparation for Funding Year (FY) 2023, applicants can draft funding requests in RHC Connect and My...Read More