Florida Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Grants
You may ask questions and obtain further information about any of the following grant sections by calling state EMS grants staff at (850) 245-4440 Exts. 2734, 2782,or 2773.
County Grant Information
In the upcoming county grant cycle, each county will be eligible to receive 45 percent of the amount it deposited into the state EMS Trust Fund, as required by 401.113(1), Florida Statutes, during the 12 months between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013. This time frame is the state's fiscal year.
We are anticipating counties to begin submitting application forms by late July 2013. During July 2013, the state EMS program will notify each county of the specific amount it can obtain by completing the application process. Each county will receive its funds when the county provides the required information. The counties will receive all of their funds in one payment. Each new grant will begin as of the date of the award letter and end approximately 12 months later. Note, the county influences the beginning and ending dates of its grant according to when it submits its information.
These grants are required by paragraph 401.113(2) (a), Florida Statutes. Only the 67 Florida county governments can apply to receive these funds. The state refers to these grants as county grants to distinguish them from the emergency medical services (EMS) matching grants, in which counties can also obtain funds.
Section 401.113(1), Florida Statutes, states that the involved funds "must be used solely to improve and expand prehospital emergency medical services." Therefore, this does not allow the use of any funds for replacement and ongoing costs. At the county government's sole discretion, each can choose whether or not to allocate some of the funds they receive in this county grant program to other EMS organizations within the county.
ANNOUNCEMENT: APPLY FOR FLORIDA EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES (EMS) MATCHING GRANTS BEGINNING DECEMBER 14, 2012
DEADLINE: FLORIDA EMS MUST RECEIVE YOUR APPLICATION BY
MARCH 29, 2013 4:00 P. M. EASTERN DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME
Access the following link to see the full Announcement. It has information you must have to apply for the grant funds.
Also, access the following links for information to assist you. The Eligibility link describes the organizations and projects that are eligible for funds.
There are two types of matching grants: General and Rural, described in the following Grant Types link.
Application Form Facts describes the application form characteristics, but the link is not of the form itself, which follows Scoring Tips.
Scoring Tips is necessary for all applicants to read because these grants are competitive and not all can be funded.
The same application form and Request for Grant Funds Distribution Form used
the past few years is being used again. The following two links are for these
forms and they are both complete and are identical forms. Both links are for
Microsoft Word forms. Use the forms at either link. One of the links has the
form with fields and you can use your tab key to go to the various fields to
complete in the application. The other link is the same form but without this
Application Form Tabs
Application Form Plain
Suggestion: if you want to forward the application forms to others, it would be most helpful to also send the full announcement of this grant cycle. It is the link by the first paragraph and is only one page.
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response
to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.
For your requests, questions, or assistance: telephone (850) 245-4440, extensions 2734, or 2782, or 2773, or fax (850) 488-2512, or e-mail Alan Van Lewen.
Prior Awards Past Three years. For your information, the following link lists matching grant awards for the past three years. Awards Past 3 Years