0.015 % of CARES Funding available for FCC Telehealth and USDA ReConnect

CARES Act Telecom Funding Includes $300M for FCC Telehealth, USDA ReConnect Program

The $2 trillion CARES Act signed into law by President Trump on Friday aims to address the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic on a range of fronts and includes at least $300 million in funding for telecom programs. Specifically, the law includes $100 million for the USDA ReConnect program and $200 million for a one-time telehealth program to be administered by the FCC.

CARES Act – > 2 Trillion dollar US spending plan

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CARES Act Includes Essential Measures to Respond to Public Health, Economic Crises, But More Will Be Needed

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which has passed both the Senate and the House, includes important provisions to mitigate the sharp economic decline already unfolding. But policymakers’ efforts should not end with this bill.