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Tools

Use the tools on this page to determine if you are in a rural area, locate current requests for services, view funding commitment information, and more!

New Tools for FY2021

Rurality Tier Search Tool

Enter your site’s address to determine the rurality tier and if you are in a Medically Underserved Area/Population. In the case where demand exceeds available funding, USAC will prioritize funding based on the following rurality tiers and those areas in a Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P).

Rates Database (Telecom Program Only)

Use this tool to identify the urban and rural rate for your site and service when completing your FCC Form 466 (Funding Request Form).

What rates will you use?

  • Rural rates: HCPs must use the lower of the rural rate available in USAC’s database or the rate included in the service agreement that the HCP enters into with the service provider when requesting funding.
  • Urban rates: HCPs must use the urban rate available in USAC’s database.

Open Data

Funding Commitments

Look up funding commitments (FCC Form 462 and 466) information for both the HCF and Telecom Programs.

Requests for Services

Look up request for services (FCC Form 461 and 465)  information for both the HCF and Telecom Program. Please keep in mind that this information is updated daily, so if your requests for services was approved today, it will appear in the Open Dataset tomorrow.

Health Care Provider Search Tools

HCF Program Invoicing Deadlines (Commitments as of 10/07/2020)

Look up your HCF Program deadline, which is six months after the end of your funding commitment.

Note: To enable the search feature, set “Calculation Options” in your Excel program as “Automatic”

  • Menu> Formulas> Calculation> Calculation Options> Set “Automatic”

Application Status Report

RHC posts a weekly status report to help health care providers determine the status of their FCC Form 466. Applicants may visit this site to determine whether their FCC Form 466 has been received and whether USAC has all of the information it needs to make a funding commitment decision. Note that the status report is only generated once a week, and reflects the status of each form on the date the report was generated.

Eligible Rural Areas Search Tool

This tool is a directory of rural areas and will help you determine whether your organization is located in a rural area, as defined by program rules.

Additional Search Tools

Funding Commitments Search - HCF Program (2013 and later)

This commitments search tool provides HCF Program funding commitment information.

Funding Commitments - Telecom Program (2012 and Later)

This commitments search tool provides Telecom Program funding commitment information starting in FY2012.

Funding Commitments - Telecom Program (2011 and Earlier)

The automated search of commitments (ASC) allows users to search the RHC Program database for funding commitment information since the inception of the RHC Program through FY2011.

HCF Program - Search Posted Services

This tool allows service providers to view service request information posted by consortia and individual health care providers applying for funding through the Healthcare Connect Fund Program.

Telecom Program - Search Posted Services

This tool allows service providers to view service request information posted by consortia and individual health care providers applying for funding through the Telecom Program.