All Directors of Zoned 911 Services – Transport and Licensed First Responders Kim Littleton, Executive Director, GA EMS Association

June 13, 2022

Grant Opportunity- Time Sensitive Deadline

 The Georgia EMS Association is accepting applications for the EMR/EMT Course Grant. Classes to be conducted between July 1 2022 and May 30, 2023. It is our hope that we partner with the Georgia Trauma Commission to provide these Grants. In anticipation of this we are seeking applications early in the process.

Please read this entire document.

To be eligible for this funding your application must be completed online (ONLY) utilizing the Survey Monkey application

Deadline for Accepting Applications July 15, 2022

The First Responder EMT Grant –

While all 911 zoned EMS Services and 911 zoned 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. This Grant is only available to Services not individuals

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 EMR/EMT class. The initial class roster must have a minimum number of 12 students  (with student names and their addresses  - not the business) 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.


 


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 beginning Official GEMSA Roster GEMSA will:

1)      reimburse for Textbooks & Workbooks (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 $140.00 per book

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

EMR Advantage w/workbook    Jones and Bartlett    ISBN 9781284235173
Or
Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured   Jones and Bartlett ISBN  9781284243796

Upon course completion and GEMSA receiving your fully completed Official GEMSA Roster GEMSA will

1)         issue instructor payment of $1,650.00 to the Service - it is the responsibility of the Service to pay instructor

(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)

 ·         For EMR - GEMSA will provide each successful student with a jump bag and a safety vest. This will be done after we have verification of successful completion of the course, and we have received a copy of the official course roster of successful students. The jump bag and safety vest will be sent to the sponsoring organization, and it will be the responsibility of the sponsoring organization to disperse the jump bags and vest to student

 ·         For EMT - GEMSA will supplement the instructor pay of $1650.00 with ($160.00 per number of students on ending official roster) This will be done after we have verification of successful completion of the course, and we have received a copy of the official course roster of successful students. The Safety Vest (for each completing student) will be sent to the sponsoring organization, and it will be the responsibility of the sponsoring organization to disperse these to the students.


If you have any questions you may contact Cathy White, GEMSA Program Coordinator (program@georgiaemsassociation.com) or Kim Littleton, GEMSA Executive Director (director@georggiaemsassociation.com)

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* 1. Applicant Organization

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* 2. Email Address:  This is the method that GEMSA will communicate with you concerning this Grant.  Please insure it is correct and you monitor this address:

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* 3. Secondary Email Address:  This is the 'back up' method that GEMSA will communicate with you concerning this Grant.  Please ensure it is correct and you monitor this address:

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* 4. Lead Instructor

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* 5. Zone Information

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* 6. Is there a Hospital in the Zone?

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* 7. How many 911 Transport Units operate in your Service Area?

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* 8. Which Course do you plan to conduct:

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* 9. At this time - this questions if for 'Information Gathering Only"........  If you were allowed to utilize these funds to conduct an EMT-A Course  - Would you choose to conduct an EMT-A course with the same time constraints of being completed with the class by May 31, 2023.

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* 10. If awarded the Grant  - You understand that you will be expected to begin your class within 2 months of receiving the Grant and that your class must be completed and roster sent to GEMSA at grant@georgiaemsassociation.com by May 31, 2023

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* 11. What Month and Year do anticipate completing your class  (Final completion date MUST be prior to May 31, 2023- No Exceptions)

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* 12. This information is for GEMSA files only.  All official correspondence dealing with the Grant will be completed through the EMS Director.

Teaching Institution (if different from the Zoned 911 Service)

Questions concerning this Grant should be directed to Cathy M. White, Program Coordinator or  Kim Littleton, Executive Director.
This Program is made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission

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