The Rural Emergency Medical Services Training and Equipment Assistance Program received $5 million in appropriation through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). SAMHSA’s Center for Substance Abuse Treatment is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (Short Title: EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas, with awards up to $200,000. Applications are due Monday, March 30, and the Funding Opportunity Announcement is available here.
Eligible applicants are rural emergency medical service agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and non-profit emergency medical service agencies.
Please note that all applicants will need to register in multiple sites to be able to submit an application, and registration can take up to six weeks. If you are even thinking about applying, start the registration process now! IMPORTANT: All applicants must register with NIH’s eRA Commons in order to submit an application. Applicants must also register with the System for Award Management (SAM) and Grants.gov. See Appendix A in the specific SAMHSA Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for all registration requirements. It is strongly recommended that applicants start the registration process six (6) weeks in advance of the application due date. Additional tips for applying for a SAMHSA grant can be found here.