RSAF Grants Program

The financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) 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.


TCPR Implementation Assistance Special Initiative –

OEMS is accepting applications from eligible Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPS) for the above grant opportunity to ensure compliance with the TCPR mandate portion of the Enhanced Public Safety Telephone Services Act (§ 56-484.16:1)  enacted April 10, 2020 by providing funding for TCPR training and equipment. Applicants may apply for 100% funding of TCPR training and equipment with no match requirement by submitting applications through E-GIFT.

The deadline to submit applications for this grant opportunity is December 17, 2021, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). The deadline to submit applications for this grant opportunity has been extended to January 11, 2022, at 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT). Please read the TCPR Implementation Assistance Special Initiative Announcment memo below to learn more about this grant opportunity.

TCPR Implementation Assistance Special Initiative Announcment Memo


Fall 2021 RSAF Grant Cycle –

The application period for the Fall 2021 RSAF competitive matching grant cycle closed on Wednesday, September 15,2021. The awards for the Fall 2021 Cycle are posted under the “Grant Awards” heading below.

OEMS Provided a Pre-Award Technical Assistance Webinar on Thursday, August 12, at 1 p.m. EDT to teach applicants about RSAF eligibility, use of funds, application requirements, special priorities, review process, and criteria. You can access the webinar recording here.

Fall 2021 RSAF Cycle Announcement Memo


Grant Information:

Grant Awards:

Webinar Recordings:


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