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Revision to Total Available Funding and Anticipated Number of Awards

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

NOFO Number: TI-23-011

Posted on Wednesday, March 01, 2023

Application Due Date: Monday, May 01, 2023

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 purpose of this program is to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas with a particular focus on addressing substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring disorders (COD) substance use and mental disorders. Recipients will be expected to train EMS personnel on SUD and COD, trauma-informed, recovery-based care for people with such disorders in emergency situations and, as appropriate, to maintain licenses and certifications relevant to serve in an EMS agency.

This NOFO will remain open for three fiscal years.

The following are the due dates for each FY:

  • FY 2023: Applications are due by May 1, 2023
  • FY 2024: Applications are due by May 1, 2024
  • FY 2025: Applications are due by May 1, 2025

Applications submitted by the due date will be reviewed and funding decisions will be made by the end of the FY.

Applicants that do not receive funding are eligible to apply for the following fiscal year.


Eligible applicants are rural emergency medical service agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and rural non-profit emergency medical service agencies.

Award Information

Funding Mechanism: Grant

Anticipated Total Available Funding: $10,400,000

Anticipated Number of Awards: 52

Anticipated Award Amount: Up to $200,000 per year per award

Length of Project: One (1) year

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: Yes

Proposed budgets cannot exceed $200,000 in total costs (direct and indirect) in any year of the proposed project. Annual continuation awards will depend on the availability of funds, grantee progress in meeting project goals and objectives, timely submission of required data and reports, and compliance with all terms and conditions of award.

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Last Updated: 03/02/2023