Spring 2019 RSAF Grant Cycle Open

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: February 1 – March 15,  2019

Application Deadline: March 15, 2019 by 5:00 pm

E-Gift – Quick Links:

  • RSAF SCORING CRITERIA  – This scoring criteria will be implemented during the Spring 2017 (06/17) RSAF grant cycle, please see the update to the RSAF General Grant Information.
    • VDH Scoring Criteria — The FARC recommended grade will be combined with the following VDH criteria based on the applicants physical location to calculate the final score to be recommended to the Commissioner of Health.
      • Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA)
      • Medically Underserved Area/Population (MUA/P) Scoring
      • Fiscal Stress Index (FSI) Scoring
      • Return to Localities (RTL) Scoring
  • 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.
    • For technical assistance accessing E-Gift, please contact the VDH Help Desk at: OEMS-AppSupport@vdh.virginia.gov.
    • 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

E-gift User Guides:


Luke Parker
Grants Manager
Phone: (804) 888-9106
Fax: (804) 371-3108
Linwood Pulling
Grants Specialist
Phone: (804) 888-9105
Fax: (804) 371-3108