March 8, 2023
FCC Releases Order DA 23-189 Extending the Deadline for Funding Year (FY) 2023 Filing Window to May 1, 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 early as possible in the filing window.
Visit USAC’s website for more information about filing windows.
March 7, 2023
Update: Change in Requirements for Document Upload – FCC Form 463
Supporting documentation for invoices and proof of payment related to the FCC Form 463 (Invoicing Form) is no longer required in RHC Connect to move forward with the submission of the FCC Form 463. However, upon selection for manual review or audit, RHC will require submission of all documents for all requested billing period(s). Please be mindful that program rules require applicants to have all supporting documentation available when forms are submitted, and for five years thereafter. For more information about the invoicing process, please visit the Step 6: Invoice USAC (HCF) and Step 6: Invoice USAC (Telecom).
March 6, 2023
RHC Program Inflation-Based Cap Announced for FY2023
The RHC program funding cap for funding year (FY) 2023 is $682,361,586. The internal cap for upfront payments and multi-year commitments under the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program is $172,294,354. Beginning in FY2023, the internal cap for upfront payments and multi-year commitments will apply only if RHC program demand exceeds available funding. These new caps represent a 7 percent inflation-adjusted increase to the $637,721,108 RHC program funding cap and the $161,022,731 internal cap on multi-year commitments and upfront payments from FY2022. Read the announcement.
February 22, 2023
RHC-Connect Outage Due to System Upgrade: February 24, 2023
RHC Connect will be unavailable on Friday, February 24 from 7 p.m. until 12 a.m. ET due to a scheduled system upgrade. During this time, users will be unable to log in to and use RHC Connect. We apologize for any inconvenience.