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North Dakota Rural EMS Assistance Fund Grant

Grants to North Dakota Ambulance Funding
Areas to Improve EMS Response Times

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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North Dakota Department of Health (NDDoH) - Division of Emergency Medical Systems (DEMS)

Deadline Date:

10/31/17 5:00 PM Postmark or Delivery - Part II Funding

Description:

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Grants to North Dakota ambulance funding areas to ensure reliable emergency medical services (EMS) systems throughout the state. Funding will be distributed to the 80 North Dakota funding areas so they may assure that EMS systems operate with a reasonable response time.

The Funding Area Grant will be available in multiple parts.

Part I Funding:

Part I funding will be based on run volume. Run volume is defined as the average volume reported to the Department for the last two complete calendar years. Runs with dispatch complaint of standby or a null value are not included. The run volume for year 2015 - 2016 will be used for this grant calculation.

Awards will be calculated on a per run basis using run volume of each individual ambulance service within a funding area. An agreement must be in place between the lead agency and all participating agencies within the funding area regarding disbursement of grant funds.

No ambulance service/funding area is required to accept the maximum eligible amount if the full funding is not needed to meet the intent of the funding source as listed within the grant guidance. Eligible funding above and beyond the need/request of an ambulance service/funding area will be reallocated according to Department discretion.

Any funding that has been awarded based on run volume of an EMS agency that goes out of existence during the grant year may be reallocated at the discretion of the Department.

Part II Funding:

Part II funding will be based on an application process considering special circumstances that may exist for funding areas requiring additional funding. This will be a competitive application process resulting in a limited number of funding areas receiving funds.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 170606

Number of Grants:

Part I funding: $3,000,000 per year. Part II funding: $500,000 per biennium.

Term of Contract:

The Part I grant period is July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018.

The Part II grant period is December 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligibility Requirements:

-Ensure that each participating ambulance service is a legal entity registered with the N.D. Secretary of State.

-Ensure that each participating ambulance service is appropriately enrolled with N.D. Workforce Safety and Insurance.

-Have one legal entity/agency that will act as the primary contact and have the infrastructure to receive and distribute the funds.

-Ensure all ambulance services within the funding area bill for services at least equivalent to the Medicare billing level.

-Ambulance service information reported in Big Picture software for each ambulance service must be up- to-date and accurate. It is necessary to have up-to-date information including personnel rosters and vehicle rosters, as well as general service information. If information is found to be inaccurate, the funds allocated may be withdrawn and reallocated to other funding areas per NDDoH discretion.

-Up-to-date run reporting through WebCur is required for each ambulance or substation.

-Have a run volume of 700 runs per year or less per ambulance service. (Part I funding only). Any ambulance service with a run volume of more than 700 runs will not be included in the calculations for funding.

-Ensure all EMS agencies remain in compliance with state regulation as described in NDAC 33-11. If an EMS agency is not in compliance at the time of application submission, their run volume will not be taken into consideration for funding. Any funding that has been awarded based on run volume of an EMS agency that becomes out of compliance during the grant year may be reallocated at the discretion of the Department.

-Ensure all EMS agencies have a medical director that provides for quality improvement activities.

Pre-Application Information:

2017 Rural EMS Assistance Fund Grant Time-Line - Part I ($3,000,000 per year)
-Application submission deadline: Delivered to DEMS or postmarked by 5 p.m. on June 12, 2017
-Notice of Grant Award issued and budget template provided by Department: June 16, 2017
-Signed Notice of Grant Award must be delivered or emailed to DEMS, or postmarked by 5 p.m. on June 23, 2017
-Grant period: July 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018

2017 Rural EMS Assistance Fund Grant Time-Line - Part II ($500,000 per biennium):
-Application and grant guidance: Available September, 2017
-Application submission deadline: Delivered to DEMS or postmarked by 5 p.m. on October 31, 2017
-Notice of Grant Award issued: November 6, 2017
-Signed Notice of Grant Award must be delivered or emailed to DEMS, or postmarked by 5 p.m. on November 21, 2017
-Grant period: December 1, 2017 - June 30, 2019

Contact Information:

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

Debra Dutchuk, DEMS Grants Coordinator
701.328.3215
debdutchuk@nd.gov

Applications may be sent by mail addressed to:

North Dakota Department of Health
Division of Emergency Medical Systems
1720 Burlington Drive
Bismarck, ND 58504

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Geographic Focus:

USA: North Dakota

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