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
RHC Call Center Closed July 3, 2020
Jul 2, 2020
The Rural Health Care Customer Call Center will be closed on Friday, July 3 to observe the Independence Day holiday. It will re-open on Monday, July 6 at 8 am ET.Read More
FCC Announces Increase in Rural Health Care Program Funds for FY2020
Jun 30, 2020
On June 30, 2020, the FCC Wireline Competition Bureau directed USAC to carry forward up to $197.98...Read More