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 Office Hours Webinars
Dec 2, 2021
The RHC Outreach Team will host Office Hour webinars throughout the filing window for FY2022 for the HCF and Telecom Programs. These webinars are designed specifically to get your RHC program questions answered and get live assistance from subject matter experts. We will host two HCF webinars in December to assist applicants with the My Portal Platform...Read More
Submit your FY2022 Funding Requests Now!
Dec 1, 2021
The FY2022 Filing Window opens today, December 1, 2021. Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program applicants can now...Read More
My Portal Platform Update
Nov 23, 2021
The new platform used to submit the FCC Form 462 (Funding Request Form) is available for you...Read More
USAC Customer Support Centers Closed – November 25-26, 2021
Nov 22, 2021
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the USAC Customer Support Centers will be closed Thursday, November 25...Read More