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 21-1107 Granting Relief to RHC Participants Affected by Hurricane Ida
Sep 4, 2021
On September 3, 2021, the FCC issued Order DA 21-1107 waiving certain RHC rules and deadlines to assist participants and providers located in the areas affected by Hurricane Ida. This Order applies to healthcare providers and service providers located in all parishes and counties in Louisiana and Mississippi as of the date of...Read More
RESOLVED: USAC Open Datasets Experiencing Information Delay
Jul 15, 2021
***Update: USAC has resolved the data refresh issue, and the datasets are up-to-date again. Thank you for...Read More