New Funding Opportunity for Rural Emergency Services
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
up to $200,000
March 20, 2024
The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) will award up to $200,000 per year for a two-year program to recruit and train Emergency Medical Services (EMS) personnel in rural areas with a focus on addressing substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring disorders (COD) of substance use and mental health. Recipients of the federal funding will be expected to train EMS personnel on SUD and COD, as well as trauma-informed, recovery-based care for people with such disorders. Eligible applicants are rural EMS agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and rural non-profit EMS agencies. See Resources of the Week below to learn more about rural emergency medical services.