Fall 2018 RSAF Grant Cycle is Open!

The financial assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations. Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members.

The Fall 2018 RSAF grant cycle is open from 1 August to 17 September, 2018. 

Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members.  The General Fund has the least restrictions and the most funds available. If your grant request doesn’t fall in one of the following categories then it belongs under general.  The Office of EMS has developed several initiatives including:

  •  Migration to VPHIB Version 3 (VAv3) Requirements
  •  Recruitment and Retention
  •  Emergency Medical Dispatch (Hardware, Software and Training)
  •  Emergency Operations (MCI trailer, vehicles, deployment, equipment)
  •  Innovative (Special) Projects (communications, EMS improvement, Special Training)
  •  Multi-Jurisdictional or Multi-Agency Projects (Communications, Training, EMS System improvement)

The RSAF grant program is now web-based and no longer requires a software download.  For more information, please see the Office of EMS website at:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/administration-finance/rsaf-grants-program/

The deadline for submitting your grant, affirmation page and quote(s) to the Office of EMS is September 17, 2018 at 5 P.M.


As always, PEMS will offer assistance to agencies in preparing grant requests and is willing to preview grant requests.  Contact us at 804-693-6234 or click here to email a request for assistance.

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