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Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.120
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Aug 9, 2024

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The Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) will provide funding for a single entity to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure to improve the delivery of rural medical care and address implementation gaps in the National Emergency Communications Plan (NECP).

REMCDP objectives:

  • Use of or enhancements to a current statewide or regional emergency communications system to address NECP implementation gaps and deliver rural medical care and services
  • Development of trainings and exercises to ensure that first responders and personnel can use emergency medical communications systems and equipment effectively
  • Collaboration with state leaders to address the adoption of broadband communications to supplement current land mobile radio and statewide or regional emergency communications systems
  • Collaboration with community representatives to support a broad set of NECP activities, including rural emergency medical care and other needs such as cybersecurity solutions, patient tracking, alerting, and social media guidance
  • Experimentation with innovative solutions designed to ensure that emergency responders and medical practitioners can communicate in various geographies, operating conditions, and scenarios, as needed and when authorized
  • Identification, documentation, and sharing of lessons learned and best practices of the demonstration project, which in turn could be shared with other stakeholders to address NECP implementation activities

Eligible applicants:

  • Public institutions of higher education
  • States
  • U.S. territories
  • Local governments
  • Federally recognized tribal governments
Geographic coverage
Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,000,000 for the entire project period
Project period: 24 months
Estimated number of awards: 1

Application process

Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through The application instructions will be found on the related documents tab.

Tagged as
Broadband · Emergency preparedness and response · Health workforce education and training · Infrastructure · Needs assessment methods and resources · Networking and collaboration

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