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The “Rural Emergency Medical Services Training Grant”

Award Information
Anticipated Total Available Funding
Anticipated Number of Awards
Anticipated Award Amount
Up to $200,000 per year per award
Length of Project
Up to one year
Cost Sharing/Match Required?

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $200,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) for the project.


Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number
Posted on Grants.gov

Application Due Date

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number
Intergovernmental Review (E.O. 12372)
Applicants must comply with E.O. 12372 if their state(s) participates. Review process recommendations from the State Single Point of Contact (SPOC) are due no later than 60 days after the application deadline.
Public Health System Impact Statement (PHSIS) / Single State Agency Coordination
Applicants must send the PHSIS to appropriate State and local health agencies by the application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after the application deadline.


The purpose of this program is to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas with a particular focus on addressing mental and substance use disorders. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country.


Eligibility is statutorily limited to rural emergency medical service agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and non-profit emergency medical service agencies.