On May 31, 2019, the FCC released a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) on creating a budget cap on the overall Universal Service Fund. This would have a direct impact on the E-rate program. The FCC “…seeks comment on combining the E-Rate and Rural Healthcare Program caps. Schools, libraries, and healthcare facilities increasingly offer important community resources over their broadband networks. Combining the program caps may be justifiable given that both programs promote the use of advanced services to anchor institutions that have similar needs for high-quality broadband services…”
 
Comment Date: 30 days after date of Publication in the Federal Register 
Reply Comment Date: 60 days after date of Publication in the Federal Register  
The FCC Universal Service NPRM can be viewed here.