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Changes for FY 2024: Application Due Date, Length of Project Period, Total Available Funding, Number of Awards, and Evaluation Criteria

Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)

The information on this page was updated 12/7/2023 for FY 2024: This Standing NOFO was first announced in FY 2023 and will be open for application submissions for Fiscal Years 2024 and 2025. Below is more information on the due dates by Fiscal Year.

NOFO Number: TI-23-011

Posted on Thursday, December 07, 2023

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2024

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. SAMHSA recognizes the great need for emergency services in rural areas and the critical role EMS personnel serve across the country. 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. With this program, SAMHSA aims to develop the capacity of EMS staff to support residents in rural communities.

This NOFO will be open for FY 2024 and FY 2025. The following are the due dates for each FY:

Fiscal Year Application Due Date Application Materials Awardees
2023 May 1, 2023 (Closed) 2023 Application (PDF | 695 KB) FY23 Awards
2024 March 20, 2024 See Application Materials below Not yet available
2025 March 20, 2025 Not yet available Not yet available

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: Two (2) years

Cost Sharing/Match Required?: Yes

Additional Award Information: 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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