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Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Per Capita Grant

Grants to Utah Nonprofits, For-Profits, and Agencies
Providing Emergency Medical and Dispatch Services

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Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness, Division of Family Health and Preparedness

Deadline Date:

01/26/18 5:00 PM Receipt


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Grants to Utah nonprofit, governmental, or for-profit ambulance services, paramedic services, quick response units, and primary PSAPs to improve emergency medical service delivery statewide. Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact program staff for assistance preparing an application.

Initial Training and CME:

In FY 2019, approved grant applicants may use funds for continuing medical education (CME) or for initial training. CME is defined as continuing “medical” education exclusively for agency pre-hospital EMS personnel.

Agencies not licensed or designated through the Bureau of Emergency Medical Services and Preparedness may request initial training for basic EMTs, EMR’s, and Dispatchers.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 143169

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Initial Training and CME: The maximum funding amounts are: $200 per EMR, $750 per EMT, $850 per AEMT and $350 per dispatcher initial training.

Term of Contract:

Unless otherwise specified, grants will begin July 1, 2018 and terminate May 15, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Grants are available only to licensed ground 911 EMS ambulance providers, licensed paramedic services, EMS designated quick response units, and primary PSAP which are designated emergency medical service dispatch centers that are either:

(a) Agencies or political subdivisions of local or state government or incorporated nonprofit entities.

(b) A for-profit EMS provider is a primary EMS provider in a geographical service area if it is licensed for and provides service at a higher level than the public or nonprofit provider.

Rescue and fire equipment is not eligible.

Advanced Level Training or Continuing Medical Education will not be funded for Non-designated or non-licensed applicants.

Initial Training and CME: Recertification fees may not be considered as CME. Teaching aids, videos, DVD’s are eligible if used for training, but equipment such as TV’s, projectors, monitors, and screens are not eligible items for CME. Membership to professional/trade organizations, supplies and promotional materials may not be requested.

Pre-Application Information:

Applicants are strongly encouraged to contact the EMS Bureau Grants Coordinator, Gay Brogdon for assistance in grant preparation.

No additional application is needed to request Initial Training and CME support.

Application with roster must be received by the Bureau no later than 5:00 PM January 26, 2018.

Agency Roster: All licensed and designated agencies will be notified by email by December 22, 2017 of their current EMS personnel roster on record with the Bureau. Verification or updates to the EMS personnel roster must be returned to the Bureau (along with applications) by January 26, 2018, to qualify for FY2019 EMS Per Capita Grant funds.

Grants awarded will be implemented through reimbursable grants with the Department of Health; that is, the grantee expends funds for grant approved purposes and the Department reimburses the grantee for expenditures incurred.

The deadline for documentation of reimbursement requests for FY2019 is May 31, 2019.

FY2019 Dates:
-January 26, 2018: Deadline for Submission of FY2019 application and agency roster.
-During February and March: Bureau of EMS will verify and update each agency roster.
-July 1, 2018: Beginning of FY2019 grant period,
-May 15, 2019: End of FY2019 grant period, final date for expenditures.
-May 31, 2019: End of FY2019 grant period, final date for reimbursements.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Guy Dansie, EMS Director

Gay Brogdon, Grants Coordinator

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Utah