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Iowa Rural EMS Pilot Grant

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Empower Rural Iowa Initiative
Letter of Intent (Required): Mar 1, 2023
Application: May 1, 2023

Liesl Seabert


The Empower Rural Iowa Initiative will provide grants for projects that leverage GPS-location technology with trained volunteers to decrease the immediate response time and stabilize emergencies while coordinating with emergency assistance.

Eligible uses of funding include:

  • Volunteer training costs
  • Equipment for volunteer responders
  • Materials
  • Marketing
  • Personnel time dedicated to the project (planning, execution, evaluation time)
  • Professional services

Eligible applicants are Iowa for-profit businesses, city governments, county governments, nonprofit organizations, and foundations.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Award ceiling: $50,000
Project period: 1 year
Estimated number of awards: 2

Awardees must have a minimum of 1:1/2 cash match, or $25,000.

Application process

A rubric for application submission is provided on the program website. Submit a pre-application through the online system by March 1, 2023. Selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application, with a deadline of May 1, 2023.

Tagged as
Community engagement and volunteerism · Emergency medical services · Emergency medical technicians and paramedics · Health workforce education and training · Iowa

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