Four for Life-Return to Localities Funding (Current Fiscal Year Payments)
OEMS receives funding allocated from the Four-for-Life program annually. This funding is legislated by the Code of Virginia § 46.2-694 which stipulates that an additional $4 per year is charged and collected at the time of vehicle registration and set aside as a special fund to be used only for EMS purposes. The money in the Four-for-Life fund is distributed as follows:
Return to Locality Fund
In Fiscal Year 2007, the Return to Locality fund balance was $5,637,086.00. As required by the Code of Virginia, these funds are returned to the locality in which the passenger vehicle is registered. There are 134 recognized localities throughout Virginia (95 counties and 39 cities). Annually, as required by Code, each locality must submit a report to OEMS on the use/distribution of those funds prior to receiving additional funds under this program. Funding is withheld pending receipt of the annual report.