Divsion of EMS Grants
As provided in Chapter 4765.07 of the Ohio Revised Code, the Division of EMS grants are distributed according to the following opportunities:
First priority shall be given to emergency medical service organizations for the training of personnel, for the purchase of equipment and vehicles, and to improve the availability, accessibility, and quality of emergency medical services in this state. In this category, the board shall give priority to grants that fund training and equipping of emergency medical service personnel.
Beginning in 2016-2017, the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services introduced additional funding opportunities for Training and Equipment grant applicants. The two new supplemental grant opportunities, Economic Hardship and Board Priorities, were created to provide additional support to Ohio EMS agencies throughout the state. The Economic Hardship funds provide additional financial support to agencies experiencing serious economic difficulty; the Board Priority funds provide assistance to Ohio EMS organizations with the acquisition of equipment and training determined to be a priority by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services. The supplemental funds are needs-based and are determined by rank of score and total funding available.
Second priority shall be given to entities that research, test, and evaluate medical procedures and systems related to adult and pediatric trauma care.
Third priority shall be given to entities that research the causes, nature, and effects of traumatic injuries, educate the public about injury prevention, and implement, test, and evaluate injury prevention strategies.
Fourth priority shall be given to entities that research, test, and evaluate procedures that promote the rehabilitation, retraining, and reemployment of adult or pediatric trauma victims and social service support mechanisms for adult or pediatric trauma victims and their families.
Fifth priority shall be given to entities that conduct research on, test, or evaluate one or more of the following:
- Procedures governing the performance of emergency medical services in this state;
- The training of emergency medical service personnel;
- The staffing of emergency medical service organizations.
Sixth priority grants are distributed for the grant award years occurring not later than the award year ending June 30, 2017. Sixth priority grants shall be given to entities that operate paramedic training programs and are seeking national accreditation of the programs.