Additional Program Guidance

There are many similarities between the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program and Telecommunications Program; the information on these pages is applicable to both programs and will help you navigate the similarities.

FCC Report and Order 19-78

On August 20, 2019, the FCC released a Report and Order reforming the RHC program to promote transparency and predictability, and to further the efficient allocation of limited program resources while guarding against waste, fraud, and abuse.

Funding Year Overview

View the latest Funding Year (FY) important dates including filing window open and close.


Understand which authorizations your HCP needs to submit to receive funding.

Competitive Bidding Exemptions

Learn about the different ways you can bypass the competitive bidding process.

Document Retention

HCPs and Service Providers are required to retain documentation for five years.

FCC Orders and Resources

View Orders and Public Notices released by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).