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Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program

Sponsor
Universal Service Administrative Company
Deadlines
Jun 29, 2018
Contact

rhc-assist@usac.org
800.453.1546

Purpose

The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) Rural Health Care Telecommunications Program provides assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity based on the urban-rural price difference in an area.

Eligibility

Rural public or nonprofit healthcare providers (HCPs) are eligible. Use the USAC Eligible Rural Areas Search to determine if an organization is located in an eligible rural area.

Eligible entities include:

  • Post-secondary educational institutions offering healthcare instruction, such as teaching hospitals or medical schools,
  • Community health centers or health centers providing healthcare to migrants
  • Local health departments or agencies
  • Community mental health centers
  • Nonprofit hospitals
  • Rural health clinics, including mobile clinics
  • Dedicated emergency rooms of rural for-profit hospitals
  • Skilled nursing facilities
Geographic coverage
Nationwide
Amount of funding

Rural rate calculation is based on the rules described in the urban and rural rate information document.

Application process

Links to the application process are available on the program website.

Tagged as
Broadband · Health information technology · Healthcare facilities · Telehealth



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