U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant
The Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (EMS Training) seeks to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. This grant addresses the needs in rural communities. Required activities are to:
• Train EMS personnel as appropriate to maintain licenses and certifications relevant to serve in an EMS agency.
• Conduct courses that qualify graduates to serve in an EMS agency.
• Fund specific training to meet Federal or State licensing or certification requirements.
• Ensure EMS personnel are trained on mental and substance use disorders and care for people with such disorders in emergency situations. This training can be provided via SAMHSA’s Technology Transfer Centers. Training on these topics does not have to be developed by recipients.
• Acquire emergency medical services equipment.
• Purchase and train EMS personnel on the use of the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, to utilize in case of opioid overdose emergency situations.
EMS medical services in these activities:
• Are resources used by a public or private nonprofit licensed entity to deliver medical care outside of a medical facility under emergency conditions that occur as a result of the condition of the patient
• Include services delivered (either on a compensated or volunteer basis) by an emergency medical services provider or other provider that is licensed or certified by the State involved as an emergency medical technician, a paramedic, or an equivalent professional
Rural is defined as:
• A nonmetropolitan statistical area
• An area designated as a rural area by any law or regulation of a state
• A rural census tract of a metropolitan statistical area (as determined under the most recent Goldsmith Modification, originally published in a notice of availability of funds in the Federal Register on February 27, 1992, 57 Fed. Reg. 6725)
Amount: $5,000,000 is available to make up to 25 awards that range up to $200,000 for up to one year.
Eligibility: 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. Emergency medical services are resources used by a public or private non-profit licensed entity to deliver medical care outside of a medical facility under emergency conditions that occur as a result of the condition or the patient. This includes services delivered by an emergency medical services provider or other provider that is licensed or certified by the State involved as an emergency medical technician, a paramedic or an equivalent profession.
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