EMS Grants Program
2023-2024 EMS Grant Application Period Now Available
The Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of EMS, announces the SFY 2023-2024 EMS Priority One Grant, Supplemental Grant, and Priority 2-5 Research Grant funding period. The Priority One, Supplemental, and Priority 2-5 Research grants applications will be available February 1st and are due April 1st by 5:00 p.m.
Please email the Division of EMS Grants Section with questions or concerns.
Priority One and Supplemental Grant Applications
- Priority One and Supplemental grant applications will only be available in electronic format, and must be submitted online through the EMS Grants Management System.
- If you have not created an account with the EMS System, you will need to register for a new account. For instructions on how to create an account, please use the EMS Grants Management System User Guide.
Priority 2-5 Research Grant Application
About the EMS Grants Program
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 five types of grants (Priorities 2 - 5) 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 - 5 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.