Operations, Training

Grant Money Available for Recruitment, Training at Rural EMS Agencies

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The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) Center for Substance Abuse Treatment will award up to $5 million this year to rural EMS agencies for recruiting and training personnel.

Applications are due March 30 and can be found on SAMHSA’s website.

In recognition of the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country, SAMHSA plans on funding up to 25 projects, with a maximum of $200,000 per grant awardee in any year of the proposed project.

Projects can be funded for up to four years. Eligible applicants include rural EMS agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and non-profit EMS agencies.

Find more information on terms, conditions, applicant/application requirements and grant proposal budgets here.