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Application Window for Round 2 of FCC's $250 Million COVID-19 Telehealth Program Opens April 29, 2021

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released a Public Notice announcing that the application filing window for Round 2 of its COVID-19 Telehealth Program will run for seven days starting April 29, 2021. The application portal will open at noon ET on Thursday, April 29, and close one week later at noon ET on Thursday, May 6. Round 2 of the FCC's COVID-19 Telehealth Program will make an additional almost $250 million available to fund telehealth and connected care services provided by eligible providers during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Additional information about the Telehealth Program can be found on Universal Service Administrative Co. (USAC) website - and in our previous post here.

In an accompanying News Release, FCC Acting Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel emphasized that "[t]he FCC is dedicated to moving quickly to review and approve applications for this funding to support health care providers and patients across the country.”

If you have any questions about eligibility or need assistance preparing an application, please do not hesitate to contact your trusted Mintz advisors.

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Rachel Irving Pitts is an Associate at Mintz. Her practice involves transactional and regulatory matters, including mergers and acquisitions, regulatory compliance review, telemedicine issues, and provider and service contracting matters. Rachel's clients include health care providers and payors.
Angela Y. Kung draws on significant knowledge of the wireless regulatory landscape and experience at the FCC to advise clients on FCC rules and procedures. With particular expertise on spectrum use policies and auction procedures, she has shepherded Mintz's clients through several FCC auctions related to next-generation 5G wireless technologies and routinely advocates on behalf of clients to help ensure that the agency’s rules align with their interests.