NOTE: EMS Priority One and Supplemental Grants will occur in two shortened funding cycles over a 12-month period. Click HERE for further details on changes for the SFY 2017-2018 grant award year.
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.
Email the Grants Section, or call (614) 466-9447 or (800) 233-0785.