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WVEMS and the Virginia Department of Health, Office of EMS will host an informational session to assist your agency in writing applications and obtaining grants from various sources to assist in your programs and mission. The goal of the workshop is to teach agencies how to (1) identify, (2) plan for, and (3) write grant applications for multiple sources. Participants will walk away with at least one new grant prospect, knowledge of where to look for other grant sources, and proposal writing basics, such as how to write in active vs. passive voice, etc. The projected outcome of this endeavor is twofold: on one hand, participants will be able to secure additional grant sources, and the other is that they'll submit stronger applications for RSAF in the future with knowledge of how to develop boiler plate language and read their own writing from the perspective of a reviewer.

Featured speakers: Luke Parker, Grants Manager, Virginia Department of Health, Office of EMS and Kevin Dillard, Chair, Financial Assistance Review Committee (FARC)

The Franklin Center
March 11, 6:00- 9:00 PM
50 Claiborne Ave.
Rocky Mount, VA

The Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS) announces the June 2019 cycle of the RSAF competitive matching grant program. OEMS will accept applications from nonprofit licensed EMS agencies and other Virginia EMS organizations operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public pursuant to § 32.1-111.12 of the Code of Virginia between February 1 until March 15, 2019. The period of performance for RSAF is 12 months, beginning July 1, 2019. Eligible applicants must submit a proposal through the EMS – Grant Information Funding Tool (E-GIFT) before 5 p.m. Eastern Standard Time (EST) on March 15, 2019, including an itemized quote, verification of the agency’s Federal Identification Number (FIN), and appropriate e-signatures.

For assistance in preparing or reviewing your application, please contact a WVEMS Field Coordinator. We are available to help you develop your application, and to review it before you transmit to OEMS. Please remember to allow adequate time to obtain the necessary electronic signatures prior to the March 15 deadline.

Please support the Ryan Hubbard Scholarship Fund. This is a tax-deductible contribution. This fund was created by Christiansburg Rescue in memory of former member Ryan Hubbard, and is administered on its behalf by the Western Virginia EMS Council, Inc., a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization. Click the button below to donate!

WVEMS is once again accepting bids from instructors, Education Coordinators, training centers, ALS Coordinators, EMS agencies, local governments, etc. to offer Category 1 Continuing Education and approved auxiliary courses throughout the region. Thanks to a cooperative opportunity with the Virginia Department of Health Office if EMS, funding is available to pay an hourly rate for qualified 33-hour CE courses, and a per-student payment for approved auxiliary courses. Courses MUST COMPLETE by June 30, 2019 to be eligible for funding.

Please note that CE courses are NO LONGER REQUIRED to be announced in 33-hour blocks, and are not restricted to two per locality. Any number of courses, for any number of hours of ALS or BLS Cat. 1 CE, in any locality may be submitted.

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