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. "Commitments Made" refers to approved funding after USAC's review of health care provider (HCP) funding requests and supporting documentation.

View funding information for the HCF Program.

Updated funding information for Funding Year (FY) 2016 is pending due to ongoing processing of qualifying funding requests in the second filing window period (i.e., September 1 – November 30, 2016). Funding information for FY2016 will be updated to reflect more current numbers in the coming weeks. For more information regarding the filing window periods, view the filing window period information page.

Funding Commitments (as of June 30, 2016)

$400 Million Cap for Total RHC Program Funding

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Commitment Requests Received

$191,026,660

$256,460,951

$377,642,768

$42,881,293

Total Commitments Made

$179,062,143

$238,986,636

$250,763,219

$36,041,139

 

Commitment Requests Received (Telecom Program)

$141,074,312

$153,761,778

$220,561,219

$36,224,743

 

Commitments Made (Telecom Program)

$130,278,024

$136,287,463

$166,237,751

$31,388,806

Funding Disbursements (as of June 30, 2016)

Telecom Program Disbursements

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Disbursements Made

$128,232,041

$133,922,120

$98,599,873

$0

Telecom Program Funding Requests

FY2013

FY2014

FY2015

FY2016

Total Funding Requests

11,538

6,462

7,312

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