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FCC to Accept Second Round of COVID-19 Telehealth Program Applications

04.29.2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has announced that they will be accepting a second round of grant applications for the COVID-19 Telehealth Program.

Starting April 29 at noon EDT, interested not-for-profit health care providers can apply for the grant program, which will allocate an additional $249.95 million to support health care providers and patients nationwide. Applications are open for a seven-day window, closing on Thursday, May 6, at noon EDT. Applicants that were not funded during the first round will need to submit a new application.

The Telehealth Program, established as part of the CARES Act, provides grants for eligible health care providers to continue patient services during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Grants can be used for telecommunications services, information services and connected devices necessary to enable telehealth during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

For more information on the application process and eligibility requirements, review the guidance found here. If you have additional questions or need assistance as you navigate the application process, please contact Mark Renken, Director of Health Care Advisory Services, at 636.754.0234 (mrenken@bswllc.com).  

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