National EMS Week 2018 is May 20-26
Wednesday, May 23, 2018 is Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Day.
This year's theme is "EMS Strong: Stronger Together"
EMS Week Certificates
EMS Week Awards
The 2018 EMS planning guide is available to order on the American College of Emergency Physicians website: Planning Guide.
Emergency Medical Services Assistance Fund Grant FY 2019
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) provides the opportunity to distribute funds to Illinois EMS Agencies who can demonstrate the need for resources. The grant program will provide for the purposes of organization, development and improvement of Emergency Medical Services Systems, including but not limited to training of personnel and acquisition, modification and maintenance of necessary supplies and equipment. (210 ILCS, section 3.220(c))
Any Illinois licensed and based EMS participant that provides EMS service within the State of Illinois may apply for funds through the Department's Electronic Grant Administration and Management System (EGrAMS).
EMS Assistance Grants will be awarded if, and only if, funded and authorized by the Illinois General Assembly.
FY 2019 Grant Application can be found at idphgrants.com
In accordance with the Grant Accountability and Transparency Act (GATA) and Federal Uniform Guidance (2 CFR 200), grantee entities must complete pre-award requirements prior to receiving a Fiscal Year 2019 grant award from the State of Illinois. Visit https://www.illinois.gov/sites/GATA/Grantee/Pages/default.aspx for instructions. EMS Assistance grantees need only to do steps 1 and 2 if they have not done so in the past.
Deadline for submission of applications through EGrAMS is by close of business Monday, March 26, 2018.
As in past years, due to the limited amount of grant funds available, we will not consider applications for new vehicles, vehicle re-chassis, building projects or grant requests over $5000.00.
Please address questions to Paula Atteberry at Paula.Atteberry@illinois.gov or 217-785-2083.
The Heartsaver AED Fund Grant for FY 2019
At this time, the Heartsaver AED Fund Grant is not available for Fiscal Year 2019.
Please address questions to Paula Atteberry at Paula.Atteberry@illinois.gov or call (217) 785-2083.