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Short Title: EMS Training
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Required Activities section has been revised.

Project period has been changed to one year.

Application due date has been extended to April 30, 2020.

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: FG-20-005

Posted on Thursday, January 30, 2020

Application Due Date: Thursday, April 30, 2020

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number: 93.243

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 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 application deadline. Comments from Single State Agency are due no later than 60 days after application deadline.


The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), Center for Substance Abuse Treatment, is accepting applications for fiscal year (FY) 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants (Short Title: EMS Training). The purpose of this program is to recruit and train emergency medical services (EMS) personnel in rural areas. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country.


Call-In Number: 888-412-9527
Participant passcode: 8839583

Join the Webinar: URL:

Participants can join the event directly at:

Webinar on How to Register and Apply in eRA (including Q&A):
SAMHSA will be hosting one webinar for prospective EMS Training applicants on how to register for the eRA System, how to use the eRA System to initiate and fill out applications, and how to submit completed applications. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.

Monday, February 24: 3-4:00 PM ET

Webinar on the EMS Training FOA (including Q&A):
SAMHSA will be hosting two webinars to discuss the eligibility requirements, implementing the required activities, responding to scored evaluation criteria, and budget preparation. There will also be an opportunity for Q&A.

Wednesday, February 26: 2-3:00 PM ET
Tuesday, March 3: 1-2:00 PM ET


Eligible applicants are 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.

Emergency medical services are resources used by a public or private non-profit licensed entity to deliver medical care outside of a medical facility under emergency conditions that occur as a result of the condition or the patient. This includes services delivered by an emergency medical services provider or other provider that is licensed or certified by the State involved as an emergency medical technician, a paramedic or an equivalent profession (as determined by the State).

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $5,000,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 25

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $200,000

Length of Project: Up to one year

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: No

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

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