EMS Grant Program

2018-2019 Grant Award Year

SFY 2018-2019 EMS Priority One and Supplemental Grants Due by April 1, 2018

SFY 2018-2019 EMS Priority One & Supplemental Grant Applications are due April 1st by 5:00 p.m. Applications must be submitted online through the EMS Grants Management System. If you have not created an account, you will need to register for a new account. For instructions, please use the EMS Grants Management System User Guide.

SFY 2018-2019 EMS Priority 2-5 Research Grants are now available

To apply, visit our Application & Forms page to download the Research Grant Application Priority 2-5 (form EMS 2083).

SFY 2018-20 19 EMS Priority 2-5 Research RFP's

Go to the Application & Forms page to view the available 2018-2019 Priority 2-5 Trauma Research RFP's.

Please email the Division of EMS Grants Section or call 614-728-8661 with questions or concerns.

2017-2018 EMS Electronic Tablet Grant Application

The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS and the Ohio Highway Patrol, Ohio Traffic Safety Office / Traffic Records Coordinating Committee have collaborated to distribute approximately 1,200 electronic tablets to EMS agencies throughout Ohio for the promotion of EMS data reporting submissions to the Ohio Emergency Medical Service Incident Reporting System (EMSIRS) and for use with the OHTrac Mass Casualty Incident Mobile Application and Trauma Registry. Click HERE to apply.

2017-2018 Grant Award Year

EMS Priority One and Supplemental Grants will occur in two shortened funding cycles. Click HERE for details.

Board Priority & Economic Hardship Grant Awards
Training & Equipment Grant Awards
Research Grant Awards

EMS Grant Program Overview

The purpose of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Grant Program, administered by the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Medical Services, is to improve and enhance EMS and trauma patient care in Ohio through the provision of grant funding for equipment, training, and research. The funding source for the grant program is fines levied in the State of Ohio for seat belt violations.

The EMS grant award year begins on July 1 and runs through June 30. There are six types of grants (Priorities 1 - 6) available. The amount awarded for each priority is determined by the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services and by the amount of funds available during the award year. Section 4765.07 of the Ohio Revised Code defines the priority distribution of the available funds for the grant program.

Grant applications are available by February 1st and are due April 1st by 5:00 p.m. Priority 1 grant applications are submitted online. Priorities 2 - 6 must utilize paper applications. Grant awards are approved at the June meeting of the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services. Award letters are mailed to recipients at the end of June.

Grant recipients are required to meet all Ohio Administrative Code requirements to be eligible to receive funds from the State Board of Emergency Medical, Fire, and Transportation Services Grant Program.

Have Questions?

Email the Grants Section, or call (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785.

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