Rural Health Care

Welcome to the Rural Health Care Program

The Rural Health Care (RHC) Program supports health care facilities in bringing world class medical care to rural areas through increased connectivity. It provides up to $400 million annually in reduced rates for broadband and telecom services. There are two subprograms in the RHC Program: the Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program and the Telecommunications (Telecom) Program.

Notice: No Third Filing Window Period for Funding Year 2016; Revised Funding Year 2017 Initial Filing Window Period Dates: March 1 – June 30, 2017

The Pilot Program was the precursor to the Healthcare Connect Fund. It is no longer accepting applicants.