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 eligiblie 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 eligiblie 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
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