Fall 2019 RSAF Grant Cycle Open – Informational Presentation

The Financial Assistance for Emergency Medical Services Grants Program, known as the Rescue Squad Assistance Fund (RSAF) Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program for Virginia non-profit EMS agencies and organizations.  All RSAF applications MUST be submitted via the web-based E-Gift Application portal.

Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, computers, EMS management programs, courses/classes and projects benefiting the recruitment and retention of EMS members.

Next Grant Cycle: August 1 – September 1, 2019


Application Deadline: September 16, 2019 by 5:00 pm

E-Gift – Quick Links:

  • RSAF SCORING CRITERIA  – This scoring criteria will be implemented during the Fall 2018 RSAF grant cycle, please see the update to the RSAF General Grant Information.
  • Access E-Gift Here – Click here to access the new E-Gift application
    To access your grant information please log in to E-Gift and follow the directions in the E-Gift User Guide for Award Grantees.
  • Licensed EMS Agencies – An agency authorized by the OEMS to provide emergency medical services in the state as an EMS agency. Contact your Agency’s Super User to have your E-Gift account created.
  • Non-Licensed EMS Agencies –  An agency that is not authorized by the OEMS to provide emergency medical services in the state, for example EMS Regional Council, Community College, Sheriff’s Office, 911 Centers, and Volunteer Fire Department. Click on the blue “Click here to Sign up” button on the e-gift log in screen to get started.
  • ALL INVOICES and REQUIRED DOCUMENTATION can be uploaded throught the E-Gift system (download the E-Gift User Guide for Award Grantees)
  • All RSAF grants awarded by OEMS must now be registered in Virginia’s eProcurement Portal (eVA),  in order to receive reimbursement payments through OEMS | OEMS Vendor Instructions (missing)| eVA registration information
  • Pursuant to the Virginia Emergency Medical Services Regulations 12VAC5-31-2850 Emergency awards. OEMS will accept Emergency Grant Applications at anytime from applicable agencies that have demonstrated a need arising from a natural or manmade disaster as defined in §44-146.16 of the Code of Virginia.
  • The date and time of the RSAF Technical Assistance Webinar has been changed due to scheduling conflicts. The webinar will be held Monday, August 19, at 10 a.m. I have attached an updated announcement with the correct webinar information. I have also copied and pasted the information below:

    RSAF Technical Assistance Webinar – Fall 2019 
    Mon, Aug 19, 2019 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM EDT

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For more information, please see the Office of EMS website at:  http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/emergency-medical-services/administration-finance/rsaf-grants-program/