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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.
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 23-189 Extending the Deadline for Funding Year (FY) 2023 Filing...
Mar 8, 2023
On March 8, 2023, the FCC released FCC Order DA 23-189 extending the deadline for the FY2023 Application Filing Window to May 1, 2023. This means all funding requests (FCC Forms 462 or 466) must be submitted no later than 11:59 p.m. ET on May 1, 2023. We highly encourage you to submit your funding requests as...Read More
Update: Change in Requirements for Document Upload – FCC Form 463
Mar 7, 2023
Supporting documentation for invoices and proof of payment related to the FCC Form 463 (Invoicing Form) is...Read More
RHC Program Inflation-Based Cap Announced for FY2023
Mar 6, 2023
The RHC program funding cap for funding year (FY) 2023 is $682,361,586. The internal cap for upfront...Read More
RHC Program News
Mar 2, 2023
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RHC-Connect Outage Due to System Upgrade: February 24, 2023
Feb 22, 2023
RHC Connect will be unavailable on Friday, February 24 from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. ET due...Read More