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
FCC Releases Order DA 20-1420: Certain Rule Changes to be Implemented in FY2020
Dec 1, 2020
On November 30, the FCC released Order DA 20-1420, implementing certain rule changes in funding year (FY) 2020 that were slated for FY2021. The Order accelerates the effective date of the following rules:
- Site and service substitutions for the Telecom Program
- Amending the SPIN change process to allow for corrective and operational...
RHC Help Desk Thanksgiving Hours
Nov 20, 2020
Please note the RHC Help Desk will be closed on Thursday, November 26 and Friday, November 27...Read More
Connected Care Pilot Program Application Maintenance on Sunday, November 15
Nov 13, 2020
Please be aware the the Connected Care Pilot Program application will be unavailable Sunday, November 15th from...Read More