Foundation / Corporation
Arkansas Ambulance Association (ArAA)
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.
GrantWatch ID#: 174144
Grant funds may be expended October 1, 2017, through May 31, 2018.
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, 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, etc.).
Applicants must meet the criteria of all applicable State laws and the Arkansas EMS Rules and Regulations.
2017 Grant Schedule:
Application Period: July 1 - August 15, 2017
Grant Review: August 2017
Board Approval: September 2017
Award Notifications by September 30, 2017
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 20016-2017 (9/1/16-8/31/17) and for the current membership year 2017-2018 for the dates to include 9/1/17-8/31/18. To be eligible for an 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.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Return application and all supporting documentation to:
Arkansas Ambulance Association
EMS Development Grant Fund
P.O. Box 11330
El Dorado, AR 71730
Ken Kelley, Secretary
John R. Gray, President