Connected Care Pilot Program


Fund Owner:  Federal Communications Commission

Fund Administrator:  Universal Service Administrative Company

Program Website

The Connected Care Pilot Program will provide up to $100 million of support from the Universal Service Fund (USF) to help defray eligible health care providers’ costs of providing connected care services and help assess how USF funds might be used to support connected care services. The Connected Care Pilot will provide funding for selected pilot projects to cover 85% of the eligible costs of broadband connectivity, certain network equipment (e.g., network equipment needed to make a support broadband service functional, such as a router), and information services necessary to provide connected care services to the intended patient population. In selecting pilot projects from eligible health care providers (HCPs), the FCC has a strong preference for pilot projects that will primarily benefit low-income Americans or veterans. 


Recent News 

June 17, 2021: The FCC issued additional guidance on the Connected Care Pilot (CCP) and announced 36 additional approved projects. With $57 million committed, Colorado has yet to receive a CCP award. 

January 15, 2021: The FCC announced the selection of 14 applications, which include 23 separate pilot projects, for a total of over $25 million in awards focusing on remote monitoring and telemedicine projects that address critical health conditions such as high-risk pregnancy, mental health conditions, opioid dependency, COVID-19, and chronic conditions predominately serving low income and veterans.

November 5, 2020: The FCC announced the opening of the application window for its newly created Connected Care Pilot Program (CCPP).


Important Dates

Application window closed on Monday, December 7, 2020. Waiting on further award announcements from the FCC


Eligible Recipients

  • Healthcare Facilities


Additional Resources

Connect Care Pilot Awards

Copies of applications filed