Universal Service Fund - Funding Cycle OPEN
All health care providers (HCPs) or consortia of HCPs seeking to participate in the Rural Health Care Program must complete the Description of Services Requested and Certification Form (Form 465) to request bids from service providers for services to be used for the provision of health care. A separate Form 465 must be completed for each physical location within the consortia that is eligible to receive support.
USAC is pleased to announce that the application window for Funding Year 2006 is open. Applicants are now able to post their Form 465 for Funding Year 2006. (July 1, 2006- June 30, 2007)
- To be eligible for a full year's support, an applicant must post Form 465 by June 2, 2006. Remember you must wait 28-days for bids before entering into a service agreement.
- If you have an " evergreen contract http://www.universalservice.org/rhc/tools/glossary-terms.aspx" but you might change your service or renew your contract during Fund Year 2006, you should post a Form 465. (Evergreen contracts must have been verified by RHCD in a prior Fund Year.)
- If you have enabled E-Cert, go to Applicant Login http://www.rhc.universalservice.org/onlineforms/default.asp. If you have not enabled E-Cert, but are eligible as a prior applicant, login and enable E-Cert before completing Form 465. If you wish, you may also download Excel or PDF versions http://www.universalservice.org/rhc/tools/required-forms.aspx of Form 465.
- For other tips and best practices please follow this link http://www.universalservice.org/rhc/tools/tips-best-practices.aspx to our website. If you have any questions please call (800) 229-5476.