COVID-19 Telehealth Program

The COVID-19 Telehealth Program can be used to fund rural telehealth. Formally adopted by the FCC on March 30, 2021, Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program established a $249.95 million federal initiative to help health care providers provide connected care services to patients at their homes or mobile locations in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The COVID-19 Telehealth Program provides immediate support to eligible health care providers responding to the COVID-19 pandemic by fully funding their telecommunications services, information services, and devices necessary to provide critical connected care services.

Applications opened at noon ET on Thursday, April 29, 2021, and closed at noon ET on Thursday, May 6, 2021.