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Rural Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and Trauma Funding & Opportunities

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Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Grant Program
Grants to eligible organizations to cover all or part of the costs associated with purchasing an automated external defibrillator (AED).
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Applications accepted on an ongoing basis
Sponsor: CPR Savers and First Aid Supply
First Responders - Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act Cooperative Agreement Inactive
Grants to allow first responders and members of other key community sectors to administer a drug or device approved or cleared under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act for emergency treatment of known or suspected opioid overdose.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jul 31, 2017
Sponsor: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
EMS Grant Writing 101 Institute Inactive
A 3-part webinar training series that introduces EMS agencies to grant writing basics, how to connect with potential funders and partners, and where to find funding.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2017
Sponsor: National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Inactive
Offers grants to fire departments and EMS organizations for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Nov 18, 2016
Sponsors: Federal Emergency Management Agency, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Emergency Medical Services for Children State Partnership Regionalization of Care Grants Inactive
Provides funding to develop systems of care that increase access to emergency medical services for children in rural, territorial, insular, and/or tribal communities.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jan 20, 2016
Sponsors: Health Resources and Services Administration, Maternal and Child Health Bureau
Rural Opioid Overdose Reversal Grant Program Inactive
Awards funding to develop innovative community partnerships that will reduce the incidences of morbidity and mortality related to opioid usage in rural areas. Partnerships must work to create access to emergency devices intended to rapidly reverse the effects of overdoses, and to train healthcare professionals and emergency responders in the use of those devices.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 8, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Inactive
Grants to states to assist Critical Access Hospitals with quality and performance activities, including: stabilizing rural hospital finance; integrating emergency medical services (EMS) into their health care systems; incorporating population health; and fostering innovative models of health care.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 6, 2015
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Evidence-Based Tele-Emergency Network Grant Program (EB TNGP) Inactive
Supports implementation and evaluation of broad telehealth networks to deliver emergency department consultation services via telehealth to rural and community providers without emergency care specialists.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Jun 19, 2014
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Frontier Community Health Integration Demonstration Program (FCHIP) Inactive
Funding to develop and test new models for the delivery of health care services in frontier areas, with the goal of improving quality and reducing cost. Program models include telemedicine, home health, nursing facility care, and ambulance services.
Geographic coverage: Alaska, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, and Wyoming.
Application Deadline: May 5, 2014
Sponsors: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Public Access to Defibrillation Demonstration Projects Inactive
Funding to develop and implement innovative, comprehensive, community-based public access defibrillation demonstration projects.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Apr 30, 2014
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration

Last Updated: 10/20/2017