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Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project

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Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.120
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Jul 18, 2022

For programmatic or technical questions:
Mark Carmel

For financial or regulatory questions:
Marsha Mathis


The Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) will provide funding to public or state controlled institutions of higher education for demonstration projects addressing rural emergency medical communications. The project's intent is to examine communication barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure, which will then inform planning and coordination of emergency response across multiple jurisdictions in rural areas to support the Department of Homeland Security's National Emergency Communications Plan.

Applicants should demonstrate how the proposed project will address the following REMCDP objectives:

  • Use of a current statewide emergency communications system to deliver rural medical care and services
  • Development of trainings and exercises to ensure that rural emergency 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 emergency communications systems
  • Ensure that emergency responders and medical practitioners can communicate in rural, underserved communities, as needed and when authorized
  • Collaboration with whole community representatives to support a broad set of activities, including rural emergency medical care and other needs
  • Innovative solutions to ensure that emergency responders and medical practitioners can communicate in various geographies
  • Identify, document, and share lessons learned and best practices of the demonstration project

Applicants must be public or state controlled institutions of higher education that operate or have access to an existing statewide emergency communications system that is leveraged to address rural health disparities. The applicant must also be an emergency communications center.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $1,892,500
Project period: 24 months
Estimated number of awards: 2
Estimated total program funding: $3,785,000

Application process

Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through

To locate application instructions:

  1. Open the announcement.
  2. Click on the package tab.
  3. Choose to preview the opportunity package.
  4. Click on the button that says download instructions.
  5. Application instructions will be in your browser download folder.
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