Healthcare providers, large and small, urban and rural, are all in need of telecom systems that can handle the huge data traffic created by telemedicine and Electronic Medical Records applications. The federal government is doing its part to enhance healthcare capabilities by providing funding assistance through several programs. The Healthcare Connect Fund (HCF) is the latest offering from the FCC and administered by the Universal Service Administrative Company (USAC). To help with learning the ropes of the HCF, training sessions will be held September 23-24, in Washington D.C. Day one will focus on the application process for health care providers (HCPs) interested in applying to the HCF Program as individual HCPs, and will also provide basic information about participating as a member of a consortium. Day two will instruct consortium leaders on the application process.