FCC to Accept More Telehealth Applications


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The FCC will begin accepting applications for Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program on Thursday, April 29. The program reimburses health care providers for telecommunications services, information services, and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

“For over a year, health care providers have fought on the front lines of this pandemic and have had to rapidly innovate to support the health and well-being of all Americans. Telehealth has been at the forefront of this effort and additional support is just around the corner,” said FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel.  

Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program is a $249.95 million federal initiative that builds on the $200 million program established as part of the CARES Act. “The FCC is dedicated to moving quickly to review and approve applications for this funding to support health care providers and patients across the country,” said Rosenworcel.

The Wireline Competition Bureau will begin accepting applications for Round 2 at 12 noon ET on April 29 here. The filing window will last seven calendar days and close on Thursday, May 6, at 12 noon ET. 

For additional information on eligibility and the application process, review the Application Process Guidance available on the Universal Service Administrative Company’s COVID-19 Telehealth Program webpage. Questions specific to the application process should be directed to: [email protected].

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