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The FCC has approved 75 more applications for funding in Round 2 of the COVID-19 Telehealth Program. The new funding announcement totals $42,163,705.

This is the fourth Round 2 announcement. All four announcements combined total approximately $166.13 million. Healthcare providers in every state and territory, as well as the District of Columbia have been approved. The first phase of round two of the program now is complete.

The program supports health care providers’ efforts to serve patients impacted by the pandemic by providing reimbursement for telecom services, information services and connected devices. The program was created in the CARES Act with an initial budget of $200 million. Round 2 has a budget of $249.95 million.

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As stipulated in the Round 2 Report and Order, passing the $150 million-mark has led the Wireless Competition Bureau to issue a public notice informing remaining applicants that they have 10 days to supplement their applications. The remaining funding will be committed based on the supplemented applications, a press release about the COVID-19 Telehealth program awards explains.

Here are the funding applications approved in the latest batch:

Adler Community Health Services (Chicago)
Adult & Child Mental Health Center (Indianapolis)
Advantage Behavioral Health Systems (serving 10 counties in northeast Georgia)Albany Medical Center (Albany, NY)
Ammonoosuc Community Health Services (Littleton, NH)Aspire Indiana (Noblesville, IN)
Astor Services for Children and Families (Bronx, NY)Barnes-Jewish Hospital (St. Louis)
Los Barrios Unidos Community Clinic (Dallas)Bay Area Community Health (Fremont, CA)
Billings Area Office Indian Health Service (Billings, MT)Bluebonnet Trails Community Services (Austin, TX)
Broad Top Area Medical Center (Broad Top, PA)Brooks Rehabilitation Hospital (Jacksonville, FL)
CareSTL Health (St. Louis)Caromont Regional Medical Center (Gastonia, NC)
Catholic Health Initiatives (Englewood, CO)CGH Medical Center (Sterling, IL)
CHI Saint Joseph Health System (Lexington, KY)The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (Philadelphia)
Community Health Programs (Great Barrington, MA)Duke University Health System (Durham, NC)
El Centro del Barrio (San Antonio) Elliot Health System (Manchester, NH)FamilyCare Health Center (Scott Depot, WV)
Fort Defiance Indian Hospital Board (Fort Defiance, AZ)Highlands Health: Laurel Highlands Free & Charitable Medical Clinic (Johnstown, PA)
Honor Community Health (Pontiac, MI)Horizon Health Center (Jersey City, NJ)
Intermountain Centers for Human Development (Tucson)Kirkland Village (Dillsburg, PA)
Konza Prairie Community Health Center (Junction City, KS)Lakewood Resource and Referral Center (Lakewood, NJ)
LifeStream Behavioral Center (Leesburg, FL)Louisiana Independent Hospital Network Coalition (Baton Rouge)
Maricopa County Special Health Care District (Phoenix)University of Maryland Medical System (Baltimore)
Memorial Hospital of South Bend (South Bend, IN)

In October, the FCC announced 71 awards totaling $40,468,845 in Round 2 funding.

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