Rural Health Care Commitments and Disbursements (FCC Form 462/466/466A)

opendata.usac.org | Last Updated 5 Jul 2019

This dataset contains data about funding decisions, total committed amounts, and total disbursement amounts for the Rural Health Care (RHC) Program. The data is collected from the FCC Form 462 (Funding Request Form, Health Care Connect Fund (HCF)), FCC Form 466 (Funding Request and Certification Form, Telecommunications program) and FCC Form 466A (Internet Service Funding Request and Certification Form, Telecommunications program). All information within the FCC Forms 462, 466, and 466A data collection is self-reported by applicants.

Tags: rural health care, rhc, health care provider, hcp, rhc_hcp, rhc-hcp, rhc hcp, healthcare connect fund, hcf, telecommunications program, telecom, telecom(466), telecom(466a), rhc_telecom, rhc telecom

This dataset has the following 47 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
ProgramprogramtextRHC is comprised of two programs: Health Care Connect Fund (HCF) and Telecommunications program. This field specifies which program the applicant applied for.
Fund Typefund_typetextIndicates whether the funding request is for an individual health care provider (HCP) or a consortium. This field defaults to 'Individual' for the Telecommunications program.
Funding Yearfunding_yeartextFunding year for the application. The RHC funding year runs from July 1 to June 30.
Funding Request Number (FRN)funding_request_numbertextA unique number assigned by USAC for each funding request submitted through FCC Forms 462, 466, and 466A. It can be used as a primary reference to extract additional information related to the funding request.
FRN Line Numberfrn_line_numbertextFRN line number can be used to filter the records associated with a specific FRN, i.e., the FRN Line Number helps to identify a particular record when there are multiple record entries associated with the same FRN, which can occur with HCF Program requests. If field states “unallocated,” then support is not yet allocated to a specific site.
StatusstatustextStatus of FCC Forms 462, 466, and 466A. Only approved FCC Forms are currently displayed in this dataset.
Filing Health Care Provider (HCP)filing_hcptextUnique number assigned by USAC to the consortium or individual entity that filed the request seeking funding for supported services.
Filing HCP Namefiling_hcp_nametextName of the HCP entity that filed the request seeking funding for supported services.
Filing HCP Entity Typefiling_hcp_entity_typetextIndicates the Entity Type filling for service.
Filing HCP Streetfiling_hcp_streettextStreet address where Filing HCP is located.
Filing HCP Cityfiling_hcp_citytextCity where Filing HCP is located.
Filing HCP Statefiling_hcp_statetextState where Filing HCP is located.
Filing HCP Zip Codefiling_hcp_zip_codetextZip code where Filing HCP is located.
Filing HCP Latitudefiling_hcp_latitudetextSystem-generated latitude for Filing HCP’s physical address.
Filing HCP Longitudefiling_hcp_longitudetextSystem-generated longitude for Filing HCP’s physical address.
Participating HCPparticipating_hcptextUnique number assigned by USAC to the Participating HCP receiving services.
Participating HCP Nameparticipating_hcp_nametextName of the Participating HCP receiving services.
Participating HCP Entity Typeparticipating_hcp_entity_typetextIndicates the Entity Type receiving service.
Participating HCP Streetparticipating_hcp_streettextStreet address where Participating HCP site is located.
Participating HCP Cityparticipating_hcp_citytextCity where Participating HCP site is located.
Participating HCP Stateparticipating_hcp_statetextState where Participating HCP site is located.
Participating HCP Zip Codeparticipating_hcp_zip_codetextZip code where Participating HCP site is located.
Participating HCP Latitudeparticipating_hcp_latitudetextSystem-generated latitude for the Participating HCP site address associated with the service request.
Participating HCP Longitudeparticipating_hcp_longitudetextSystem-generated longitude of the Participating HCP site address associated with the service request.
Category of Expensecategory_of_expensetextIndicates the category of expense (e.g. leased/tariffed facilities or services, network equipment) for which the funding is requested. Not applicable for the Telecommunications program.
Service Typeservice_typetextService type for which the funding is requested.
BandwidthbandwidthtextBandwidth speed requested by applicant. Bandwidth field will be used for all Telecom applicants, and for HCF applicant only if the bandwidth (upload/download) requested is symmetrical.
Download Speeddownload_speedtextDownload speed requested by an HCF Program applicant. If “NA,” then relates to service where bandwidth is not applicable, e.g., network equipment.
Upload Speedupload_speedtextUpload speed requested by an HCF Program applicant. If “NA,” then relates to service where bandwidth is not applicable, e.g., network equipment.
Number of Biddersnumber_of_bidderstextNumber of service providers that bid on the request for services. A blank field means “not applicable” either because the information is not currently available from the applicant, .e.g., for Telecommunications program requests, or because the applicant claimed a competitive bidding exemption under the HCF Program. Zero means no bids were received.
Frequency of Expensefrequency_of_expensetextIndicates the frequency of expense for the service an applicant is requesting. The applicant may specify the frequency as month, quarter, one-time, or year. This field defaults to "Month" for the Telecommunications program.
Multi-Year Fundingmulti_year_fundingtextIndicates if the applicant is seeking a multi-year funding commitment in the HCF Program. However, applicants seeking support for $10,000 or less of annual undiscounted cost are not eligible for multi-year funding commitments. Not applicable for the Telecommunications program.
Eligible Serviceeligible_servicenumberPortion of a connection that is eligible for support. When a connection is used by both eligible and ineligible sites, an applicant needs to indicate the portion of usage that is eligible for support.
Eligible Siteeligible_sitenumberIndicates if the HCP site is eligible for support. Each HCP site or location is considered an individual HCP for the purposes of calculating support.
Quantity of Item Invoicedquantity_of_item_invoicedtextNumber of items an applicant is requesting. Not applicable for the Telecommunications program.
Monthly Urban Ratemonthly_urban_ratenumberMonthly rural rate for the service. Only applicable to Telecommunications program funding requests.
Monthly Rural Ratemonthly_rural_ratenumberMonthly urban rate for the service. Only applicable to Telecommunications program funding requests.
Funding Start Datefunding_start_datecalendar_dateDate the funding starts.
Funding End Datefunding_end_datecalendar_dateDate the funding terminates.
Funding Commitment Datefunding_commitment_datecalendar_dateDate the funding request was committed.
Funding Submission Datefunding_submission_datecalendar_dateDate the funding request was submitted.
498 ID (also called a Service Provider ID or SPIN)service_provider_idtextA unique nine-digit number assigned to a service provider by USAC when the service provider files an FCC Form 498. Every service provider is required to have a 498 ID in order to participate in any universal service program and/or receive payments from USAC.
Service Provider Nameservice_provider_nametextFull legal name of a service provider.
Filing Windowfiling_windowtextFiling window information associated with submitted funding requests.
Prorata Factorprorata_factornumberPercentage of each qualifying funding request that will be approved for commitment.
Total Committed Amounttotal_commited_amountnumberTotal amount USAC will provide for the funding request.
Total Authorized Disbursement Amounttotal_authorized_disbursement_amountnumberDollars to date paid out by USAC for the funding request.