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.
COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITY FUND - TRANSFORMATION
Duluth Superior Area Community Foundation
December 25th, 23
Grants to Minnesota and Wisconsin nonprofit organizations for programs and projects that address critical community issues in eligible regions. Funding is intended to promote upward mobility, enhance community resilience, and foster a sense of belonging. Eligible applicants must provide services or be located in Bayfield, Douglas and Ashland Counties in northwest Wisconsin; or Aitkin, Carlton, Cook, Itasca, Koochiching, Lake and St. Louis Counties in northeast Minnesota.
The Foundation will fund work aimed at solving the root causes of the toughest problems centered in opportunity, resilience, and belonging. There are many intersections and overlaps in these focus areas, and all are part of building a thriving community for all. Priority is given to collaborative solutions to these complex areas, bringing together partnerships among non-profit, public and private organizations, and impacted community members.
RURAL EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES TRAINING
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.
ASSISTANCE TO FIREFIGHTERS
Unknown for 2024
The primary goal of the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) is to meet the firefighting and emergency response needs of fire departments and non-affiliated emergency medical service organizations.
Since 2001, AFG has helped firefighters and other first responders obtain critically needed equipment, protective gear, emergency vehicles, training and other resources necessary for protecting the public and emergency personnel from fire and related hazards.
Assistance to Firefighters Grants are awarded to fire departments, state fire training academies and emergency medical service organizations.
INDIVIDUAL FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
First Responders Children’s Foundation (FRCF)
Grants to USA first responders to mitigate expenses. Funding is intended to assist with housing payments, work-related medical or mental health expenses, and childcare or eldercare expenses, and to offset financial hardships incurred as a result of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
DHS FUNDING ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (FAP)
Wisconsin Department of Health Services
Unknown for 2024
To qualify for FAP, EMS services must:
Be licensed in Wisconsin.
Provide transporting services (non-transporting services don’t qualify).
Respond to 911 calls for a primary service area (in other words, interfacility).
BECOME A DISPENSING SITE
Dispensary of Hope
Dispensary of Hope donates medications to assist nonprofit health systems, hospitals, clinics and pharmacies in serving their patient population, especially low income individuals and the uninsured.
DOWN PAYMENT ASSISTANCE - HOME BUYING GRANT PROGRAM
First Responder Service & Awards
To participate, you must comply with the HUD’s program regulations and meet the first responder requirements. To be eligible, you must be employed full-time as a firefighter, EMT, paramedic or law enforcement officer by a fire department, EMS unit or law enforcement agency of the Federal Government, a state, a unit of general local government or an Indian tribal government, serving in the locality in which the home is located.
FIRE PREVENTION AND SAFETY
Unknown for 2024
The Fire Prevention and Safety (FP&S) Grants are part of the Assistance to Firefighters Grants (AFG) and support projects that enhance the safety of the public and firefighters from fire and related hazards. The primary goal is to reduce injury and prevent death among high-risk populations. In 2005, Congress reauthorized funding for FP&S and expanded the eligible uses of funds to include Firefighter Safety Research and Development.
OPERATION REBOUND GRANT
Challenged Athletes Foundation (CAF)
Grants to USA first responders, military personnel, and veterans with disabilities for sports and fitness programs that enhance their physical and mental health. Applicants may request funding for sports equipment and program expenses. The purpose of the program is to empower individuals with permanent physical injuries through sports.
FIRST RESPONDER GRANT
Gary Sinise Foundation
Grants to USA and territories emergency response providers for training and equipment. Eligible applicants include paramedic or EMS departments, fire departments, and law enforcement departments. Priority will be given to volunteer departments as well as low and underfunded departments.
OFFICER NEXT DOOR - HOME BUYING GRANT PROGRAM
First Responder Service & Awards
Housing Grants of up to $8,000 are available to ALL law enforcement officers and support staff. Subject to availability, you will receive a minimum of $1,000 NON-repayable GRANT to be used toward the purchase of a home. In addition to the Officer Next Door Grant, you may be eligible for down payment assistance of up to $10,681. Your Officer Next Door Program Specialist may also review your eligibility for any state-specific government housing grants, if available in your state, and how they may be used in addition to the Officer Next Door benefits.
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Federal funding opportunities published on Grants.gov are for organizations and entities supporting the development and management of government-funded programs. Grants.gov is designed to enable federal grant-making agencies to create funding opportunities and applicants to find and apply for these federal grants. The Grants.gov Online Help provides explanations and step-by-step instructions for both applicants and grantors to complete these processes. Access their learning center
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