RSAF Grants Program

The financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations. Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members. Access E-Gift at: Click Here


Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies (NNEA) – Fall 2019 Cycle – GRANT OPPORTUNITY

This grant opportunity provides nasal naloxone to licensed emergency medical services (EMS) agencies at no cost for use by certified EMS personnel to reverse the effects of opioid related drug overdoses. Applications must be received through E-GIFT with all appropriate e-signatures by the application deadline, December 31, 2019.

Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies (NNEA) – Fall 2019 Cycle – Grant Opportunity Announcement
Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies – E-Gift User Guide for Licensed EMS Agencies
Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies – E-Gift Operational Medical Director (OMD) User Guide

Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) – December 2019 Cycle – Grant Opportunity

The December 2019 cycle of RSAF is now open. Eligible applicants include nonprofit licensed EMS agencies and other Virginia EMS organizations operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia. Please see the user guides and general grant information under “E-gift.” Eligible applicants must submit applications through E-GIFT by 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time on September 16, 2019. Late applications will NOT be accepted.

RSAF – December 2019 Cycle – Grant Opportunity Announcement

Applicants are encouraged to attend the technical assistance webinar at 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. (EST) on August 19, 2019 to learn more about RSAF eligibility, use of funds, grantee requirements, special priorities and evaluation criteria.

E-Gift:

For assistance please contact OEMS-AppSupport@vdh.virginia.gov.

E-Gift User Guides for Licensed EMS Agencies – A licensed EMS Agency is an agency that is authorized by the Office of EMS to provide emergency medical services in the state as an EMS agency.

E-Gift User Guide for Non-Licensed EMS Agencies –  A non-licensed EMS Agency is an agency that is not authorized by the Office of EMS to provide Emergency medical services in the state, for example EMS Regional Council, Community College, Sheriff’s Office, 911 Centers, and Volunteer Fire Department.

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Contact Us:

Luke Parker
Grants Manager
Luke.Parker@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9106
Fax: (804) 371-3108
Linwood Pulling
Grants Specialist
Linwood.Pulling@vdh.virginia.gov
Phone: (804) 888-9105
Fax: (804) 371-3108