November 22, 2022
USAC Customer Service Centers Closed – November 24-25, 2022
In observance of the Thanksgiving holiday, the USAC Customer Service Centers will be closed Thursday, November 24 and Friday, November 25.
The Lifeline and Affordable Connectivity Program (ACP) Customer Service Centers will remain open on Friday, November 25.
October 28, 2022
Begin Draft Funding Request for FY2023 on November 1!
In preparation for Funding Year (FY) 2023, applicants can draft funding requests in RHC Connect and My Portal beginning on November 1. The FY2023 filing window opens on December 1, 2022 and closes on April 3, 2023. Draft forms will remain in RHC Connect and My Portal and can be submitted on December 1.
Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program participants will use RHC Connect to submit their FCC Forms 462 (Funding Request Forms) for FY2023. Participants in the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program will continue to utilize My Portal to submit their FCC Forms 466 (Funding Request Form) for FY2023.
NOTE: Connected Care Pilot Program projects will continue to use My Portal to submit all FCC forms.
To learn more, please visit the following webpages:
October 27, 2022
New! Enhanced Request for Services Data Set on Open Data Replaces Search Posted Services Tool for FY2023!
An enhanced Search Posted Services tool is now available. This tool is a streamlined version of the Rural Health Care Posted Services (FCC Forms 461 and 465) data set, making it easier to search for posted services and download documents. This tool, and the underlying data set, have replaced the HCF Search Posted Services tool for Funding Year (FY) 2023 and forward. The data set contains data from the FCC Forms 461 and 465, i.e., services requested for current and past funding years. The open data portal allows you to filter, sort, and visualize the data in many different ways. There are hyperlinks in columns where you can download the PDF version of the FCC Form 461, Request for Proposals (RFP), and any other additional documentation submitted with the FCC Form 461.
NOTE: Please do not use the Search Posted Services tool to find FY2023 FCC Forms 461 for HCF.
For Connected Care Pilot Program data, please continue to use the Search Posted Services tool to search for publicly posted requests for services.