Skip to main content
Rural Health Information Hub

Rural Health
Funding by Topic: Emergency medical technicians and paramedics

Summaries of funding programs are provided by RHIhub for your convenience. Please contact the funder directly for the most complete and current information.

First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Grants
Funding to support first responders and members of other key community sectors on training, administering, and distributing naloxone and other Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved overdose reversal medications or devices. Funding is set aside for recipients serving rural communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Apr 15, 2024
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
North Dakota Opioid Settlement Fund Grant
Grants for opioid use prevention and overdose prevention in North Dakota, including best practices relating to fentanyl drug overdose and workforce development activities.
Geographic coverage: North Dakota
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2024
Sponsor: North Dakota Department of Health
3RNET Recruitment and Retention Assistance
Helps health professionals find jobs in rural and underserved areas and assists employers in recruiting and retaining health professionals in rural and underserved areas.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. Territories
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: 3RNET
Colorado Resource for Emergency And Trauma Education (CREATE) Grants
A reimbursement grant program that assists EMS and trauma entities with training and education to improve the emergency and trauma system in Colorado.
Geographic coverage: Colorado
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Colorado Rural Health Center
Firehouse Subs First Responder Grants
Grants for life-saving equipment, prevention education, and disaster relief for first responders and public safety organizations. The Foundation recognizes the needs of rural and volunteer departments throughout the country and will consider their applications despite not being within 60 miles of a Firehouse Subs restaurant.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Firehouse Subs Public Safety Foundation
Hawaii Healthcare Education Loan Repayment Program (HELP)
Loan repayment assistance for certain healthcare professionals in Hawaii in return for at least 2 years of service in rural and other medically underserved areas of the state.
Geographic coverage: Hawaii
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Hawaii and Pacific Basin Area Health Education Centers
Oregon Rural Practitioner Tax Credit Program
Personal income tax credits for dentists, physicians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurse anesthetists, optometrists, and volunteer EMS who practice in eligible rural areas of Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
Oregon Rural Volunteer EMS Provider Tax Credit
Offers a personal income tax credit to emergency medical services providers who volunteer their services to rural communities in Oregon.
Geographic coverage: Oregon
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: Oregon Office of Rural Health
South Carolina Rural EMT Tuition Assistance Program
Offers scholarships to students enrolled in emergency medical technician courses who plan to practice in rural areas of South Carolina.
Geographic coverage: South Carolina
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Carolina Office of Rural Health
South Dakota Rural Healthcare Facility Recruitment Assistance Program
A monetary incentive to health professionals who complete a 3 year service agreement at a rural facility in South Dakota. Facilities apply for matching funds to help with their recruitment efforts.
Geographic coverage: South Dakota
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: South Dakota Office of Rural Health