FCC Announces Increase to Rural Health Care Funding for Funding Year (FY) 2019

March 13, 2020
FCC Announces Increase to Rural Health Care Funding for Funding Year (FY) 2019

The total Rural Health Care Program demand for FY2019 was $719.48 million, which exceeded the $677.29 million in previously available funding. The Order permits USAC to carry forward additional unused funds from prior years to cover this funding gap and waives the cap on multi-year commitments and upfront payments that would result in unnecessary reductions in support for rural health care providers and their patients absent the action the Commission took today. The FCC recognizes that COVID-19 presents serious challenges to healthcare providers, and they need enhanced connectivity to provide vital services to Americans. Read more here