The Connected Care Pilot Program will provide up to $100 million from the Universal Service Fund (USF) over a three-year period to selected applicants to support the provision of connected care services. The Commission adopted final rules for the Connected Care Pilot Program on April 2, 2020 (see FCC 20-44). The Pilot Program will provide funding for selected pilot projects to cover 85% of the eligible costs of broadband connectivity, network equipment, and information services necessary to provide connected care services to the intended patient population. The Pilot Program will not fund end-user devices or medical equipment.
Application Window - Now Open
The Wireline Competition Bureau (Bureau) announced in Public Notice DA 20-1315 that the Connected Care Pilot Program application window will open on Friday, November 6, 2020 at 12 PM ET and close on Monday, December 7, 2020 at 11:59 PM ET. The Commission will accept applications for the Pilot Program through an online application system available on the Universal Service Administrative Company's (USAC) website. Prospective applicants can find more resources and information about the application process and applying for the Connected Care Pilot Program on USAC's Connected Care page.
To access the Pilot Program application, eligible health care providers will use their My Portal login credentials that were provided when their FCC Form 460 (Eligibility and Registration Form) was approved for their eligible site. Prospective applicants must have an approved FCC Form 460 to access the application.
This page will be updated as additional information becomes available. To recieve updates and annoucements, please join the Connected Care Pilot Program email mailing list. For questions, please contact ConnectedCare@fcc.gov.
Orders, Public Notices, and Other Releases on the Connected Care Pilot Program
- Connected Care Pilot Program Filing Window Opening 11/6/2020 12:00 PM ET - Public Notice, released 11/05/2020
- FCC Provides Information, Guidance for Connected Care Pilot Program - Public Notice, released 09/03/2020
- FCC Fights COVID-19 with $200M; Adopts Long-Term Connected Care Study - Order, released 04/02/2020