Zoned 911 Services – EMS Transport and First Responders
From: Kim Littleton, Executive Director, Ga EMS Association
Date: September 11, 2020
Subject: Grant Opportunity- For EMR/EMT Grant
The Georgia EMS Association currently has EMR - First Responder/EMT grant dollars available to fund First Responder/EMT courses across the State. The First Responder/EMT grants are made possible by funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.
While all 911 zoned EMS Services and 911 Licensed Medical First Responders are eligible to apply for the grant, priority will be given to those services willing to quickly complete the course approval requirements and conduct the program within the contract period allowed.
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To be eligible for this funding your application must be completed online (ONLY) utilizing the Survey Monkey application at
Deadline for Accepting Applications September 30, 2020
The First EMT Grant –
This is a competitive grant. Applications will be accepted till close of business of deadline date. Once the Grants are awarded, GEMSA will deal only with the Service and the Director of the Service will be the person accountable as it pertains to the Grant. No individual county or zone will be eligible for more than one grant unless there are fewer requests than courses available.
The total dollar amount of each grant will vary depending on the number of students who are enrolled/graduating in the first responder/EMT class. The initial class roster must have a minimum number of 12 students to be eligible for this grant while the maximum number we will reimburse for is 25 students on the ending roster. You may elect to have more than 25 students in the class however, we will only reimburse for a maximum of 25 students. Each course must be approved through the course approval process as developed by the State Office of EMS and Trauma. To receive funding, we must have the SOEMS Course Approval Number on the beginning roster. Students may elect to challenge the National Registry examination; however, the examination is not required and the grant will not reimburse expenses for challenging the exam.
To apply for this grant, you do not need to have prior course approval. If you receive the Grant, due to time constraints on grant funding, you will be expected to move quickly to obtain course approval through SOEMS/T and conduct the course immediately.
FUNDS MAY BE USED TOWARD EMT COURSE
All course funding will be handled through the reimbursement process as follows:
If you are a successful applicant:
The Grant funding will consist of the following:
You will be notified by email and sent a Course Agreement form that you must initial, complete and sign in required fields within 2 weeks of initial email or you will forfeit your Grant Opportunity
Upon GEMSA receiving your fully completed Official GEMSA Roster
1) Reimburse for Textbooks (you must send a copy of your book invoice) according to the number of students you have listed on your initial course roster to a maximum of $110.00 per book (this includes shipping and taxes)
if your book invoice reflects that the books you ordered cost less than the quoted price above you will be paid according to the price per book on your invoice
Or Upon Request
GEMSA would provide for EMR Courses - Emergency Medical Responder:Your First Response in Emergency Care 6th Edition American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons or for EMT Courses – Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured 11th Edition American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – According to the number of students listed on your Official GEMSA Roster
Upon course completion and GEMSA receiving your fully completed Official GEMSA Roster
1) issue instructor payment of $1,650.00
(An approved roster format will be provided by GEMSA that must be used for both the beginning and ending rosters for the course. No other roster format will be accepted)
The grant application may be completed at:
This Program is made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the
Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission