Grant Opportunity: Rural EMS Training Grant Program
Notice of Funding Opportunity for 2023 Rural EMS Training Grant Program
Applications due May 1, 2023
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, has announced a Notice Of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the 2023 Rural EMS Training Grant Program. There have been important revisions to the amount of funding available and the anticipated number of awards that will be granted.
SAMHSA encourages rural EMS agencies (both fire-based and non-fire based) operated by a local or tribal government, as well as rural non-profit EMS agencies, to apply.
Review the NOFO announcement for a full description of the training program, eligibility information and award details. All applications are due May 1, 2023.
The goal of this SAMHSA program is to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas with a particular focus on addressing substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring disorders (COD) substance use and mental disorders. Grant recipients will be expected to train EMS personnel on SUD and COD, trauma-informed, recovery-based care for people with such disorders in emergency situations and, as appropriate, to maintain licenses and certifications relevant to serve in an EMS agency.
RSAF Grant Cycle Now Open
The Spring 2023 RSAF Grant Cycle is now open and will close on Wednesday March 15, 2023, at 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST).
OEMS will accept applications from nonprofit licensed EMS agencies and other Virginia EMS organizations pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 via the EMS Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT).
The financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) is a grant program for nonprofit licensed EMS agency or other Virginia emergency medical service organization operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia.
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.
For more information, visit: RSAF Grants Program
Grant Webinar Opportunity
Register Here: FY23 TVTP Grant Program Forecast Webinar
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center for Prevention Programs and Partnerships (CP3) will be hosting three Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) forecast webinars for potential applicants to learn about the grant program and CP3’s mission. The presentation will cover a general overview of the program, the types of projects funded, resources that applicants can leverage to complete their applications, and an opportunity to ask questions. Each presentation will cover the same material; please register for the date that works best for your schedule.
Dates/Times: Thursday, January 19, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EST
Friday, January 27, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EST
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 @ 2:00 pm EST
For More Information
Please contact the CP3 grants team at TerrorismPrevention@hq.dhs.gov with any questions. If needed, there is availability to schedule phone/video meetings. Organizations that represent groups of eligible applicants can also request additional webinars, subject to availability.
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