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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.

Voice and Data

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.

The Process

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

Get Started or sign in to My Portal.


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