Kansas Universal Service Fund

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    A - Primarily intended to fund technology


    Kansas Corporation Commission (KCC)


    The Kansas Universal Service Fund (KUSF) was created by the enactment of House Bill 2728 (Telecommunications Act) by the 1996 Kansas Legislature. The purpose of the KUSF is to assure quality services be made available to all Kansans.

    All telecommunications companies must contribute (to the KUSF) a percentage of all intrastate (within Kansas) retail revenues. The company is authorized to pass on its assessment to the consumer. KUSF support is distributed back to the local telephone companies and designated eligible telecommunication carriers to offset the costs of providing service.


    History of Funding

    Previous support to carriers can be seen at https://kcc.ks.gov/images/PDFs/telecommunications/kusfsupport.pdf.

    Additional Information

    The KUSF also supports the following:

    • Lifeline - assistance to the disadvantaged (matched by federal universal funds)
    • Kansas Relay 711 - provides full telephone accessibility to people who are deaf, deaf-blind, or hard of hearing
    • Telecommunications Access Program - to provide terminal equipment for disabled individuals
    • Support network enhancements and upgrades in rural areas


    KUSF Administrator

    KUSF Administrator
    1500 SW Arrowhead Road
    Topeka, KS 66604
    (217) 862-1550
    (785) 271-3354

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are Kansas telecommunications carriers.

    Deadline Details

    Applications were to be submitted by May 15, 2020. A similar deadline is anticipated annually.

    Award Details

    Total funding for FY 2020 is $39,636,655. Individual award amounts vary.

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