FY2021 Filing Window Deadline Extended to June 1

On February 12, 2021, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released Order 21-168, waiving section 54.621(a)(1) of the Commission’s rules and extending the close of the funding year 2021 application filing window for the Rural Health Care (RHC) program until June 1, 2021. 

The FY2021 filing window opened on January 4 and will now close 11:59 p.m. ET on Tuesday, June 1. This means that you must submit your funding requests (FCC Forms 462 or Forms 466 ) no later than 11:59 p.m. ET June 1, 2021.

We highly encourage you to submit your application forms as early as possible in the filing window period. Other forms for FY2021 (FCC Forms 460, 461, or 465) were accepted prior to January 4 to begin the application process. Learn more about filing window periods.