Unused Funds Increase Rural Health Care Program Funding for Year 2021
The Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC) projects that, $379.97 million in unused funds is available for use in future Rural Health Care (RHC) Program funding years beginning in 2021. The Federal Communications Commission directs USAC to carry these unused funds over to satisfy funding year 2021 RHC Program demand. The overall RHC Program funding cap for 2021 is $612,016,418. The internal cap on multi-year commitments and upfront payments under the Healthcare Connect Fund Program is $154,532,400. These 2021 funding year caps represent a 1.2 percent inflation-adjusted increase to the RHC Program funding cap and the internal cap on multi-year commitments and upfront payments from funding year 2020.
Rural Health Care Program Funding for Funding Year 2021 Public Notice