Goto Section: 54.621 | 54.625 | Table of Contents
Revised as of December 4, 2012
Goto Year:2011 |
§ 54.623 Cap.
(a) Amount of the annual cap. The annual cap on federal universal
service support for health care providers shall be $400 million per
funding year, with the following exceptions.
(b) Funding year. A funding year for purposes of the health care
providers cap shall be the period July 1 through June 30.
(c) Requests. Funds shall be available as follows:
(1) Generally, funds shall be available to eligible health care
providers on a first-come-first-served basis, with requests accepted
beginning on the first of January prior to each funding year.
(4) The Administrator shall implement a filing period that treats all
rural health care providers filing within the period as if their
applications were simultaneously received.
(d) Annual filing requirement. Health care providers shall file new
funding requests for each funding year.
(e) Long term contracts. If health care providers enter into long term
contracts for eligible services, the Administrator shall only commit
funds to cover the portion of such a long term contract scheduled to be
delivered during the funding year for which universal service support
(f) Pro-rata reductions. Administrator shall act in accordance with
this paragraph when a filing period described in paragraph (c) of this
section is in effect. When a filing period described in paragraph (c)
of this section closes, Administrator shall calculate the total demand
for support submitted by all applicants during the filing window. If
the total demand exceeds the total support available for the funding
year, Administrator shall take the following steps:
(1) Administrator shall divide the total funds available for the
funding year by the total amount of support requested to produce a
(2) Administrator shall calculate the amount of support requested by
each applicant that has filed during the filing window.
(3) Administrator shall multiply the pro-rata factor by the total
dollar amount requested by each applicant. Administrator shall then
commit funds to each applicant consistent with this calculation.
[ 62 FR 32948 , June 17, 1997, as amended at 62 FR 56120 , Oct. 29, 1997;
63 FR 2132 , Jan. 13, 1998; 63 FR 3832 , Jan. 27, 1998; 63 FR 43097 , Aug.
12, 1998; 63 FR 70572 , Dec. 21, 1998; 64 FR 2594 , Jan. 15, 1999; 64 FR 30442 , June 8, 1999; 70 FR 6373 , Feb. 7, 2005; 71 FR 65750 , Nov. 9,
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Goto Section: 54.621 | 54.625
Goto Year: 2011 |
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