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2019-2020 EMS Development Grant

Grant to Arkansas Ambulance Units to Purchase Critical
Medical Equipment, Materials, and Disposable Items

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Arkansas Ambulance Association (ArAA)

Deadline Date:

08/15/19 Postmarked

Description:

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Grants to Arkansas emergency medical service providers to purchase equipment and materials to better serve residents in their response area. Examples of eligible purchases include biomedical equipment such as cardiac monitors, ventilators, IV infusion pumps, medications, or disposable items, including medications, soft goods, EZ-IO needles, video laryngoscopy induction blades, and CPAP.

Grant funds may be used for purchasing patient-care equipment, ambulance purchases, communications equipment, and other pre-hospital equipment needs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 174144

Term of Contract:

- All awarded funds must be spent between October 1, 2019 and May 31, 2020.
- Note: Awarded grant funds under this program may be spent only following receipt of the official award letter and no sooner than October 1, 2019.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants for Arkansas Ambulance Association EMS Development Grants shall maintain a current Arkansas EMS Service License for the grant period.
- Funds may not be used for existing obligations of the applicant. (i.e. previously purchased equipment, taxes, personnel, buildings, etc.) Other exclusions include, but are not limited to rent/mortgage payments, existing financial obligations of the service, purchases made prior to the awarding of the funds, office equipment (facsimile machines, photocopiers, document scanners, etc.), building or real estate purchases or improvements, salaries or fringe benefits, used or reconditioned equipment except biomedical equipment that is certified for use by manufacturer certified vendors (i.e. cardiac monitors, ventilators, IV infusion pumps, etc), or disposable items (including, but not limited to, medications, soft goods, EZ-IO needles, video laryngoscopy induction blades, CPAP, tourniquets, etc.)
- Applicants must meet the criteria of all applicable State laws and the Arkansas EMS Rules and Regulations.

Pre-Application Information:

All grant applications and supporting documents are due postmarked no later than August 15, 2019.

Arkansas EMS Development Grant Program Application & Processing Timeline
- ArAA EMS Development Grant Application Posted on website and available for download: July 1, 2019
- Submission of Grant Application Packets to the ArAA: July 1, 2019 thru August 15, 2019
- Grant Fund subcommittee meeting to review applications: August 2019
- ArAA Board to approve/deny applications: September 2019
- Notifications mailed to approved/disapproved applicants: No later than September 30, 2019
- Expenditure of awarded grant funds: October 1, 2019 thru May 31, 2020

All funds requested shall be matched on an eighty-twenty percent (80% - 20%) matching cash basis for ArAA member services, however, non-ArAA member agencies shall be funded on a twenty-eighty percent (20% - 80%) matching cash basis.*

* ArAA member services means those Arkansas licensed ambulance services who were paid members of the ArAA in good standing for the membership years 2018-2019 (9/1/18-8/31/19) and for the current membership year 2019-2020 for the dates to include 9/1/19-8/31/20. To be eligible for a 80/20 grant matching basis, providers must be members of the ArAA for the current year and must have been a member for the preceding year. The ArAA Secretary shall maintain all membership records.

Note: No FAX or E-MAIL applications will be accepted; original signatures required on all documents.

Contact Information:

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

Grant Application Mailing Address:
Arkansas Ambulance Association
EMS Development Grants
PO Box 11330
1152 Strong Hwy.
El Dorado, AR 71730

For Questions Contact:
Ken Kelley, Secretary
Arkansas Ambulance Association
(870) 875‐2273
secretary@aaaintouch.com

John R. Gray, President
(870) 451-0400

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Arkansas