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Welcome to the Wisconsin EMS Grant Warehouse Page!  Here you will find information on the latest grant opportunities in the state; including Federal, State, and Local (Private partner) opportunities. Funding organizations, both government and private, release notices of available grants throughout the year.  Some of these grants are a “one time only” opportunity.  Other funders accept and award proposals throughout the year or have annual deadlines. 
Agency Name:
Community Foundation for the Fox Valley Region
June 1st, 2023

Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations serving eligible locations for initiatives that benefit local residents. Areas of focus include basic needs, health and wellness, youth development and education, and community vitality. Eligible organizations serve in the following areas of Wisconsin: Fox Valley, Oshkosh, and Green Bay.
Funding is intended for:

Basic needs (food, shelter, clothing), as well as programs that reduce or eliminate the root causes of poverty (literacy, affordable housing, job training).
Positive youth development and education.
Health and wellness, particularly diabetes, cancer, mental health and affordable access for the disadvantaged.
The vitality of the Fox Valley and surrounding area, including gifts to libraries, police or fire departments, parks, the arts, and preservation of the local environment.

Agency Name:
Otto Bremer Trust (OBT)
June 8th, 2023

Grants to North Dakota, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Montana nonprofit organizations and agencies for initiatives to benefit local residents. Funding may be requested for programmatic, operating, or capital support. Focus areas include basic needs, health and wellbeing, restorative and emergency services, and community asset building.
While the Otto Bremer Trust does not have specific strategic grant-making priorities, it does provide broad categories to explain the types of programs and services it invests in:

Basic Needs: These grants include those that focus on short-term assistance through food shelves and outreach programs, cash or vouchers, and auto repair, along with refugee resettlement efforts, transitional housing programs, and homeless shelters.
Community Asset Building: This category covers a range of investments, including small business development, diversity initiatives, community planning, long-term housing programs, transportation, literacy, and adult education, all which are focused on building strong community assets.
Health & Wellbeing: We fund a range of care including medical, dental, vision services, and wellness programs for families and the elderly, particularly supporting services in underserved and rural communities.
Restorative & Emergency Services: Grants include those that address domestic violence and sexual assault prevention and recovery, disaster response, economic stabilization, and helping people navigate the judicial and legal system.

Agency Name:
First Responder Service & Awards
June 16th, 2023

The Division of Medicaid Services is seeking applications for one or more new sites to pilot the “Hub and Spoke” Integrated Recovery Support Services Program. Selected applicants will receive reimbursement by providing Medicaid covered Substance Use Disorder Health Home services. Applicants with Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 35, Wis. Admin. Code ch. DHS 75, hospital licensure/certification, or federally qualified health center and significant experience providing services including medication-assisted treatment to Medicaid members in community-based substance use disorder treatment settings are encouraged to apply.

Substance Use Disorder Health Home Hub sites work with people who present with high to moderate intensity treatment needs and provide all six of the required core services (as defined in ForwardHealth Update 2021-28 [PDF]) to address the health-related social needs for people with substance use disorders. Hubs also work with collaborating agencies, known as “spokes,” to support recovery and provide lower intensity treatment.

The health home hub and spoke model is designed to ensure access to a comprehensive range of substance use disorder services to meet the level of care needs for the people enrolled, including medication-assisted treatment, outpatient, intensive outpatient, day treatment, residential, detoxification, inpatient, certified peer specialists, and other recovery supports. The hubs in the pilot program will work closely with a network of collaborating agencies to provide members with access to all needed services.

Agency Name:
The Community Foundation of Herkimer and Oneida Counties
June 30th, 2023

Grants of up to $2,000 to USA nonprofit organizations and government entities for programs and initiatives that benefit first responders. Funding is intended to support projects in the focus areas of mental health, education, training, and life-saving equipment. Grant funds must be used for direct program expenses.

Agency Name:
Lt. Joseph P DiBernardo Memorial Foundation
June 30th, 2023

Grants of up to $12,000 to USA and Canada fire departments and volunteer fire departments for safety equipment and training. Funding is intended for fire departments lacking sufficient personal safety systems and requiring instruction on the proper and safe usage of said equipment.

Agency Name:
FM Global
June 30th, 2023

Grants averaging $2,500 to USA fire departments, nonprofit and community organizations, and governmental units for efforts to prevent, control, and prepare for fires. Eligible uses of funds include activities related to arson prevention, fire investigation, training and education programs, and pre-fire planning.
Funding requests will be considered to help support organizations working to combat fire for a wide array of fire prevention, preparedness and control efforts. The categories that you can apply for are:

Pre-Incident Planning
Fire Prevention Education
Arson Prevention/Fire Investigation
Please note:

If applying for fire prevention materials, an educational component must be included with any request for fire hats, pencils, etc. At a minimum 50% of the request should be educational materials.
If applying for smoke detectors, at a minimum the detectors must be 10yr sealed battery units with photoelectric technology (with or without ionization technology).
Requested items should be listed/tested products.

Agency Name:
WI Department of Natural Resources
July 1st, 2023

Grants to Wisconsin fire departments and county and area fire associations to improve capacity. Applicants are advised that required registrations must be completed prior to applying. Funding is intended for training programs and a wide range of equipment purchases to enhance the ability of local fire departments to fight forest fires throughout the state.
Prioritized Funding Categories:

Personal Protective Equipment (must meet NFPA 1977 standards)
Forest Fire Training
Forest Fire Prevention and Wildland Urban Interface
Forest Fire Suppression Tools, Equipment, Supplies and Materials (includes dry hydrant components and supplies for new installations only)
Communication Equipment for Forest Fire Suppression
Dry Hydrant Installation (costs such as excavation, site preparation, engine pad and signage)
Mapping, GPS
Off-road, all-wheel drive vehicles, all-terrain vehicles (ATVs, RTVs, UTVs) up to 5 ton capacity used primarily for forest fire suppression (vehicles limited to individual fire department applicants)

Agency Name:
Wal-Mart Foundation
July 15th, 2023

Grants of up to $5,000 to USA nonprofit organizations, government agencies, schools, IHEs, and faith-based organizations for activities that address community needs. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to applying. Funding is intended to support programs and services in a wide range of areas including, but not limited to, education, environmental sustainability, public safety, and hunger relief. Eligible applicants must operate on the local level (or be an affiliate/chapter of a larger organization that operates locally) and directly benefit the service area of the facility from which they are requesting funding.

Funding Areas:

Community and Economic Development: Improving local communities for the benefit of low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Diversity and Inclusion: Fostering the building of relationships and understanding among diverse groups in the local service area
Education: Providing afterschool enrichment, tutoring or vocational training for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Environmental Sustainability: Preventing waste, increasing recycling, or supporting other programs that work to improve the environment in the local service area
Health and Human Service: Providing medical screening, treatment, social services, or shelters for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Hunger Relief and Healthy Eating: Providing Federal or charitable meals/snacks for low-income individuals and families in the local service area
Public Safety: Supporting public safety programs through training programs or equipment in the local service area
Quality of Life: Improving access to recreation, arts or cultural experiences for low-income individuals and families in the local service area

Agency Name:
Madison Community Foundation
July 18th, 2023

AFFW seeks inquiries from Dane County 501(c)(3) organizations with a programmatic focus on women's economic empowerment.

To be eligible for a grant from AFFW, organizations must:
1. Be exempt from federal income taxes under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code
2. Conduct business without discrimination on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual preference, age, marital status, disability or national origin
3. Be located in Dane County

Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in eligible regions for programs that empower women and girls for economic success. A letter of intent must be submitted prior to submitting a full application. Priority is given to programs that benefit underserved women. Eligible organizations must reside in and projects must take place within the borders of Dane County.
AFFW is interested in increasing opportunities for education and family-sustaining jobs for women and people who identify as women, especially:

Women of color
Single mothers ages 18-40 and girls with adult responsibilities
Women living in poverty and unstable economic conditions
Women adversely affected by the continued impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, particularly those in poverty-wage jobs with weak benefits and low or volatile hours
Women and girls who hope for a more stable future in which they can both provide for their families’ basic needs and save for future economic goals
Projects eligible for funding may include, but are not limited to, workforce development, education programs (not individual scholarships), mentorship programs and support services.

Agency Name:
Riverland Energy Cooperative
August 20th, 2023

Grants to Wisconsin nonprofit organizations in eligible areas for activities that benefit local communities. Funding is intended to support projects in a range of focus areas including, but not limited to, hospice programs, youth, food shelves, health services, firefighting equipment for volunteer fire departments, and life-saving equipment for ambulance or rescue squads. Eligible applicants provide services that benefit members of the Riverland Energy service area: Buffalo, Trempealeau, La Crosse Counties, and parts of Pepin, Jackson, and Eau Claire Counties.

Agency Name:
Compeer Financial
August 31st, 2023

The mission of Compeer Financial’s Emergency Response Equipment Grant Program is to support rural communities in our service area by funding emergency response equipment for volunteer fire, rescue and ambulance departments.

Emergency responders serve and protect local communities 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Ensuring that these first responders have access to essential equipment and tools will change – and possibly save – lives.

Agency Name:
May 1st, 2024

The purpose of this program is to recruit and train EMS personnel in rural areas with a particular focus on addressing substance use disorders (SUD) and co-occurring disorders (COD) substance use and mental disorders. Recipients will be expected to train EMS personnel on SUD and COD, trauma-informed, recovery-based care for people with such disorders in emergency situations and, as appropriate, to maintain licenses and certifications relevant to serve in an EMS agency.

Eligible applicants are rural emergency medical service agencies operated by a local or tribal government (fire-based and non-fire based) and rural non-profit emergency medical service agencies.


Check out some of these other options below!

Grant funding opportunities from our partners at the Wisconsin Office of Rural Health. 

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Federal funding opportunities published on are for organizations and entities supporting the development and management of government-funded programs. is designed to enable federal grant-making agencies to create funding opportunities and applicants to find and apply for these federal grants. The Online Help provides explanations and step-by-step instructions for both applicants and grantors to complete these processes. Access their learning center                

Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services by the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Highlights the pros and cons of funding sources being used by fire agencies throughout the nation. Includes financing alternatives for all types of fire and EMS departments. 

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