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Rural Health
Funding by Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

Rural Health Care Program – Healthcare Connect Fund
Provides assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to broadband connectivity at a flat discounted rate of 65%. Participants can apply as a member of a consortium or a stand-alone entity.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Rural Health Care Telecommunications (Telecom) Program
Assistance to healthcare providers for eligible expenses related to telecommunications and voice services for the use of telemedicine and telehealth.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2022
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Emergency Broadband Benefit Program
A temporary discount on monthly broadband bills for qualifying low-income households in order to meet the needs of individuals and families during the COVID-19 health emergency.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsors: Federal Communications Commission, Universal Service Administrative Company
Connected Care Pilot Program Inactive
Funding for nonprofit and public healthcare providers to cover 85% of the eligible costs of broadband connectivity, certain network equipment, and information services necessary to provide connected care services to a patient population.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Dec 7, 2020
Sponsor: Universal Service Administrative Company