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Upcoming Dates

FY2019 Consortia Annual Report Due

September 30, 2020

Per Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) Program rules, all consortia receiving Rural Health Care (RHC) Program funding are required to submit an annual report to USAC using the provided Excel template to supplement information collected in RHC Program application forms. The reports for FY2019 (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020) are due September 30, 2020.

Who Needs to Submit the Annual Report? HCF Program consortium leaders must submit an annual report for each funding year in which they received HCF Program support and for the life of a supported facility or service for which the consortium received large upfront payments.

For instructions on how to complete and submit the FY2019 Annual Report, please visit the annual report page.

January 4, 2021

FY2021 Filing Window Opens

January 4, 2021 is the first day applicants can submit funding requests (FCC Forms 462 and 466) for FY2021. The filing window period for FY2021 is January 4 – April 1, 2021. This means that you must submit your funding requests (FCC Forms 462 or 466) as early as January 4 and no later than 11:59 p.m. ET April 1, 2021 to be considered to receive funding for FY2021. We highly encourage you to submit your application forms as early as possible in the filing window. Other application forms for FY2021 (FCC Forms 460, 461, or 465) are accepted prior to January to begin the application process.

April 1, 2021

FY2021 Filing Window Closes

The FY2021 Filing Window closes at 11:59 p.m. ET on April. Please be sure to get all funding request forms (FCC Form 462 and 466) submitted to USAC before the filing window closes to be eligible for funding in FY2021. Learn more about FY2021.