The Ohio Department of Public Safety is currently accepting applications for the Emergency Medical Services Priority 1-5 Supplemental Grant Program. The purpose of this program is to improve and enhance EMS and trauma patient care in Ohio through grant funding for equipment, training, and research.
All EMS Organizations established or operated by a township, municipality, village, city, county, or joint safety district within the State of Ohio may apply.
The amount granted each year is determined annually by the amount of seatbelt fines collected through the State of Ohio. For the previous grant cycle, ODPS granted $2.9 million and the maximum award given for Priority 1 was $47,000.
Priority 1: 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.
Priority 2: Second priority shall be given to entities that research, test, and evaluate medical procedures and systems related to adult and pediatric trauma care
Priority 3: 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
Priority 4: 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
Priority 5: 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.
Grant applications opened on February 1st and are due April 1st by 5:00 p.m.
If you would like to learn more about this program or would like help drafting a proposal, please reach out to Alex Ehrett at McCaulley&Company at 216-282-5794.