The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is launching a $250 million telehealth funding program to support healthcare providers responding to COVID-19. Funds will help healthcare providers purchase telecommunications, broadband connectivity, information services and devices necessary for providing telehealth services.
This Round 2 funding from the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021 builds on funding allocations of $200 million in Round 1 from the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The FCC has contracted with the Universal Service Administration Company (USAC) to administer the program. The funding application portal will open on Thursday, April 29 and close the following Thursday, May 6. Detailed information about program parameters are outlined in the FCC Report and Order released on March 30.