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.


ESO Transition Hardware Special Initiative Grant Opportunity –

OEMS is pleased to announce the above grant opportunity for eligible applicants to apply for 100% funding for Information Technology (IT) hardware necessary to transition to the current state funded patient care reporting system, ESO. cycle of the RSAF competitive matching grant program began on February 1. OEMS will accept applications submitted through the EMS Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT)before 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on May 07, 2021.

For additional information about this special initiative grant opportunity please read the full grant cycle announcement memo below.

ESO Transition Hardware Special Initiative Grant Announcement


Spring 2021 RSAF Cycle –

The Spring 2021 cycle of the RSAF competitive matching grant program began on February 1. OEMS will accept applications from eligible organizations submitted through the EMS Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT) The application deadline for the Spring 2021 RSAF cycle was Friday, March 19, at 5 p.m. EST.

OEMS hosted a pre-award technical assistance webinar at 1 p.m. on February 17, 2021, to teach prospective RSAF applicants about eligibility, use of funds, grantee requirements, special priorities, and evaluation criteria. You can access the webinar recording here.

For additional information about the RSAF Spring 2021 Cycle please read the full grant cycle announcement memo below.

RSAF Spring 2021 Cycle Announcement Memo

RSAF Spring 2021 Cycle Extension Memo


Spring 2021 Nasal Naloxone for EMS Agencies (NNEA) Cycle –

The Spring 2021 cycle of the NNEA non-competitive, no cost grant program began on March 01. OEMS will accept applications from eligible organizations submitted through the EMS Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT) before Tuesday, August 31, at 5 p.m EST.

For additional information about the RSAF Spring 2021 Cycle please read the full grant cycle announcement memo below.

NNEA Spring 2021 Cycle Announcement Memo


Grant Information:

Grant Awards:


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