SAMHSA Announces Rural EMS Training Grant Opportunity

On January 30, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) posted a funding opportunity on announcing that it is accepting applications for FY 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Services Training grants. The purpose of the program is to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas. At total of $5 million is available, and SAMHSA anticipates making 25 awards in total.

The application period closes on March 30. According to the grant criteria, all applicants must register with the National Institutes of Health eRA Commons in order to submit an application. Because this process can take up to six weeks, applicants are encouraged to start the eRA Commons registration process immediately. Applicants must also have a valid DUNS number and registration to submit an application.

If you have any questions about this funding opportunity, contact Corey Sullivan with SAMHSA Office of Financial Resources Division of Grants Management at (240) 276-1213 or