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Emergency Medical Services - Funding Assistance Program (EMS-FAP)

Grants to Wisconsin Ambulance Service Providers
for EMT Training and Equipment

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Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Division of Enterprise Services

Deadline Date:

07/31/20 11:59 PM


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Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit and governmental ambulance service providers and volunteer fire departments for systems improvements and training. Funding is intended for training and licensing personnel, as well as for the purchase of PPE, equipment, supplies, and vehicles necessary for operating the ambulance services.

Funding may also be used to purchase the training required for licensure and renewal of licensure as an emergency medical technician under Wis. Stat. § 256.15(6), for certification and renewal of certification as an emergency medical responder under § 256.15(8), to pay for administration of the examination required for licensure or renewal of licensure as an emergency medical technician under § 256.15(6)(a)3 and (b)1, or for certification or renewal of certification as an emergency medical responder under § 256.15 (8).

Examples of eligible items under the Funding Assistance Program:

  • Vehicles
  • EMS Equipment
  • Communications
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Training

For details on eligible items, see the Purchasing Guide document in Supporting Documents below.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170423

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See page 3 of the Program Guidance document in Supporting Documents below for the grant funding formula.

Term of Contract:

Funding is available for the state fiscal year. Wisconsin’s state fiscal year (SFY) runs from July 1 through the following June 30 and is named for the calendar year in which it ends. For example, SFY 21 runs from July 1, 2020, through June 30, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Under the authority of Wis. Stat. § 256.12(4), DHS annually distributes funds to an ambulance service provider that is a public agency, a volunteer fire department, or a nonprofit corporation.

Funds distributed through the FAP shall supplement existing, budgeted moneys of or provided to an ambulance service provider and may not be used to replace, decrease, or release for alternative purposes the existing, budgeted moneys of or provided to the ambulance service provider.

Items that do not qualify under the Funding Assistance Program:
- Wages, rent, utilities, etc.
- Medical Director fees
- Uniforms
- Professional association memberships
- Insurance premiums
- Nondurable or disposable medical supplies or equipment
- Medications
- IV solutions
- Regular vehicle maintenance or repairs (replacement tires, replacement lights, oil changes, etc.)
- Firefighting apparatus, equipment or training
- Self-contained breathing apparatus used for firefighting
- Turnout gear intended for structural firefighting
- Extrication equipment
- Community EMS
- Food, beverages, party supplies
- Tactical gear intended for TEMS providers

Pre-Application Information:

The Funding Assistance Program application period closes at 11:59 PM on Friday, July 31, 2020.

For a list of application steps to be performed by the service director, see:

Contact Information:

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

Submit the application form and expense report via E-licensing:

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