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RSAF Grant Cycle Now Open

The Fall 2020 Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Cycle is now open.  The grant cycle and will close on September 15, 2020, at 5:00 pm. The period of performance for RSAF is 12 months, beginning July 01, 2020.  The RSAF Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations which can be used to purchase EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS providers.

To ensure the most favorable grading, emphasis should be placed on completing the application thoroughly. EMS agencies seeking to apply for RSAF funding ARE ENCOURAGED TO REQUEST ASSISTANCE IN COMPLETING THEIR RSAF APPLICATION FROM THE SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA EMS COUNCIL. To schedule an appointment for assistance with completing an RSAF application, please contact the council office at (276) 628-4151. 

Council staff members are also happy to review your grant application and make recommendations prior to submission to OEMS.  Helpful guidance can be found on the OEMS website at  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/administration-finance/rsaf-grants-program/.

To assist with planning, please refer to the following price list:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/content/uploads/sites/23/2020/01/RSAF_pricelistfinal_20-1.pdf

For more information on the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) and to access your E-Gift Portal, please see the following page on the Office of EMS website.  OEMS RSAF Grant Program.

You may also contact:

Luke Parker-Grants Manager
1041 Technology Park Drive
Glen Allen, VA 23059-4500

1-800-523-6019 (VA only)
804-888-9106 (phone)
804-371-3108 (fax)

The deadline for submitting your grant application, affirmation page and quote(s) to the Office of EMS is September 15, 2020, at 5:00 pm.

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