April 27, 2021
On April 15, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced that the application window for the Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program will open on April 29 and close on May 6. Previously, on March 30, the FCC released a Report and Order detailing the application process for its COVID-19 Telehealth Program’s second round of funding (Round 2). Health care providers (HCPs) must have an approved eligibility determination from USAC to receive Round 2 funding.
The application filing window will open on Thursday, April 29, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET, and will close on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 12:00 p.m. ET. USAC is hosting a series of trainings, including a Tribal training, in the lead up to the window opening to help HCPs prepare to apply. Register below to join these trainings and visit the COVID-19 Telehealth resources page to watch the training recordings after the training date has passed:
COVID-19 Telehealth Overview on April 22 at 1 p.m. ET: Watch Recording
COVID-19 Telehealth Eligibility on April 26 at 2 p.m. ET: Watch Recording
COVID-19 Telehealth Program Training for Prospective Tribal Applicants on April 26 at 4:30 p.m. ET: Watch Recording
COVID-19 Telehealth Application Process on April 28 at 1 p.m. ET: Register
In the meantime, HCPs can prepare for the application filing window by confirming that they have an approved eligibility determination with USAC, signing up for an FCC Registration Number (FRN) through the Commission Registration System (CORES), if they haven’t already done so, and completing their federal System of Award Management (SAM) registration, if necessary.