Webinar : Recently released rules of the FCC telehealth funding round 2
FCC Released Rules for Telehealth Funding Round 2
Webinar on April 5th will explain how to apply
On March 30th, the FCC announced that in early May (exact dates to come), it will start accepting applications for the second round of COVID-19 Telehealth funding, providing $250 million for not-for-profit clinics and hospitals to fund broader telehealth access to the most at-risk communities. This is an exciting development that has the potential to be a game changer for medical clinics, FQHCs and healthcare providers which serve lower income patients who lack broadband access, adequate devices, or whose digital literacy is limited. With the forthcoming FCC funding, healthcare providers have a special opportunity to address the telehealth challenges faced by many patients by providing pre-configured mobile telehealth devices. These devices are easy to use with intuitive interfaces and are pre-programmed for patient use.
Having already successfully assisted a number of leading not-for-profit clinics and hospitals to secure FCC Funding during the first round, including the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), St.Thomas Community Health Center in New Orleans, and Access Health Louisiana. Sano Health is uniquely qualified to help medical providers navigate the complicated FCC application process, especially in light of the abbreviated time window. This service is free to applicants who use Sano Health devices and connectivity solutions to reach their underserved, under-connected patients.
“The applications need to be prepared and submitted in the next 30 days,” explains Evan Grayer, Co-Founder, Sano Health. “Given the complexity of the process, clinics and hospitals will need time and expert guidance to help them prepare. We have a proven track record in counseling them through the intricacies of the application and our customers have found this free service to be very valuable and time saving.”
The new FCC guidelines will address many of the challenges that arose during the first phase of funding. This includes:
● A new system for rating applicants, assigning priority to low-income areas, communities hardest hit by COVID-19, and tribal communities;
● Greater attention to how the $250 million in funding is distributed, ensuring that each state, territory and the District of Columbia receive equitable support;
● Funding that will be awarded in two phases, so that approved projects can move forward expeditiously;
● Establishing an early May filing window of one week - rather than the rolling application approach of the first round - allows more time for nonprofit applicants to prepare and get an equal opportunity to file.
April 5th Webinar to Address FCC Application Process
On Monday, April 5th at 1:00pm EDT, in partnership with Kajeet, Sano Health will hold a free webinar to explain how to secure funding in the FCC second round. This informative discussion will feature experts familiar with the application process:
- Danielle Frappier, a specialist in FCC funding who serves as Chair of Products Counseling at Davis Wright Tremaine LLP
- Evan Grayer, Co-Founder of Sano Health;
- Dominic Marcellino, Director of Strategy at Kajeet.
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