Rural Health Care

Funding Information

The Rural Health Care (RHC) Program has an annual cap of $400 million in total support available for telecommunications and broadband funding for the Telecommunications and Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) programs.

View the most current funding commitments and disbursements.

View funding information for the Telecommunications Program.

Funding Commitments (as of May 31, 2016)

$400 Million Cap for Total RHC Program Funding

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Commitment Requests Received
(Telecom and HCF Programs)

$189,798,968

$256,581,668

$303,854,478

$38,803,583

Total Commitments Made
(Telecom and HCF Programs)

$179,082,141

$239,107,354

$236,605,355

$0

 

Commitment Requests Received
(HCF Program – Consortia)

$33,162,349

$59,382,714

$58,261,594

$6,824,877

 

Commitments Made
(HCF Program – Consortia)

$33,162,349

$59,382,714

$41,453,118

$0

 

Commitment Requests Received
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

$15,562,307

$43,437,177

$38,323,942

$1,070,004

 

Commitments Made
(HCF Program – Individual HCPs)

$15,641,769

$43,437,177

$35,416,274

$0

As part of the total funding cap, there is also a $150 million cap for upfront payments and multi-year commitments.

$150 Million Cap for Upfront Payments and Multi-Year Commitments

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Commitment Requests Received

$40,557,052

$68,073,076

$59,496,393

$6,482,220

Total Commitments Made

$40,160,157

$68,041,867

$43,598,284

$0

 

Total Commitment Requests Received
(Consortia)

$31,575,552

$54,847,892

$51,686,623

$6,215,261

 

Total Commitments Made
(Consortia)

$31,575,552

$54,847,892

$37,128,790

$0

 

Total Commitment Requests Received
(Individual HCPs)

$8,981,500

$13,225,184

$7,809,770

$266,959

 

Total Commitments Made
(Individual HCPs)

$8,584,605

$13,193,976

$6,469,494

$0

Funding Disbursements (as of May 31, 2016)

HCF Program Disbursements

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Disbursements Made

$38,234,086

$60,270,914

$12,100,225

$0

 

Total Disbursements Made
(Consortia)

$25,646,160

$26,466,379

$7,349,082

$0

 

Total Disbursements Made
(Individual HCPs)

$12,587,926

$33,804,535

$4,751,142

$0

HCF Program Funding Requests

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Funding Requests Made

2,843

6,435

6,193

184

 

Total Funding Requests Made
(Consortia)

57

241

394

24

 

Total Funding Requests
(Individual HCPs)

2,786

6,194

5,799

160

Definitions
  • Commitments: Approved funding that is estimated based on health care provider (HCP) funding requests and is subject to change after USAC review of forms.
  • Disbursements: Payments for actual dollars invoiced.
  • Upfront payments: Funding for build-out, indefeasible rights of use of facilities for specified period of time (IRUs), equipment necessary for the formation of networks, and self-construction charges, only available to consortia.