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

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Emergency Triage, Treat, and Transport (ET3) Model
A voluntary, 5-year payment model that will provide greater flexibility to ambulance care teams to address emergency healthcare needs of Medicare Fee-for-Service (FFS) beneficiaries following a 911 call. The model is designed to correct misaligned incentives and has the potential to improve the quality of care and lower costs to Medicare by reducing avoidable transports to the hospital ED and potentially reducing avoidable inpatient admissions.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Sep 19, 2019
Sponsor: Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
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. Over half of the total funding available is set aside for recipients serving rural communities with high rates of opioid abuse.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: May 6, 2019
Sponsors: Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Inactive
Grants to state designated entities to assist Critical Access Hospitals with quality and performance activities, including: stabilizing rural hospital finance; integrating emergency medical services (EMS) into their healthcare systems; incorporating population health; and fostering innovative models of healthcare.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide
Application Deadline: Mar 29, 2019
Sponsors: Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Inactive
Grants for fire departments and EMS organizations for equipment, training, personnel wellness programs, capital funding, and collaboration efforts.
Geographic coverage: Nationwide and U.S. territories
Application Deadline: Oct 26, 2018
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

Last Updated: 6/4/2019