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GEMSA Grant Opportunities

Make sure to check out the Grant Opportunities Below:

Trauma Course Grant (Competitive)

Bioesque Disinfecting System (Competitive)

Applications are due November 2, 2020.

Trauma Course Grant

The Georgia EMS Association has partnered with the Georgia Trauma Commission to facilitate the distribution of funds earmarked for the coordination and delivery of approved Trauma Courses for Emergency Services personnel.

The purpose of this  to provide lead instructors with the information necessary to seek approval through GEMSA for the use of these funds.

Currently, additional funds are approved to cover course expenses for 15 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support, International Trauma Life Support, Geriatric Education for EMS and Emergency Pediatric Care programs at a maximum of $5,850.00 per course (as designated by the GEMSA Trauma Course Grant Agreement. ALL applicants awarded grants must abide by rules in the Trauma Course Grant Agreement and sign, initial and return the completed document to GEMSA within 2 weeks of Grant being awarded).

These funds are provided to ensure participants can attend these programs at no charge.  Our goal is to reach ‘statewide’ and make this training accessible to as many providers as possible.  The class must be an ‘open’ registration course and not limited to a specific set group.  This is a competitive Grant.

Click Here to Submit Trauma Course Application

 

Bioesque Disinfecting System

The Georgia EMS Association has partnered with the Georgia Trauma Commission to facilitate the distribution of funds for the Bioesque Disinfecting System for zoned 911 Licensed Transport Services (only).  This system will consist of the battery operated sprayer and a 55 gallon drum of solution.

Please click on the link below to view full brochure

Bioesque_Victory v20.pdf

 

If you have any questions concerning registration please contact Cathy White at program@georgiaemsassociation.com.

These programs are made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.

 

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The mission of the Georgia EMS Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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Contact GEMSA:
Mary Napier, Communications Specialist – communications@georgiaemsassociation.com
Cathy White, Program Coordinator – program@georgiaemsassociation.com
Kim Littleton, Executive Director – director@georgiaemsassociation.com
386 River Point Drive | McDonough, GA 30252 | tel: 229.402.2240
www.georgiaemsassociation.com

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Grant Opportunity- EMR/EMT Grant

Last Chance!  Don’t forget to submit your application by September 30.

To:         All Directors 

               Zoned 911 Services –  EMS Transport and First Responders

From:     Kim Littleton, Executive Director, Georgia EMS Association

Date:       September 11, 2020

Subject:  Grant Opportunity- For EMR/EMT Grant

The Georgia EMS Association currently has EMR – First Responder/EMT grant dollars available to fund First Responder/EMT courses across the State.  The First Responder/EMT grants are made possible by funding provided through the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission.  

While all 911 zoned EMS Services and 911 Licensed Medical First Responders are eligible to apply for the grant, priority will be given to those services willing to quickly complete the course approval requirements and conduct the program within the contract period allowed.

Please read this entire document

First Responder 2021 Notification Letter.pdf

To be eligible for this funding your application must be completed online (ONLY) utilizing the Survey Monkey application at  

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GEMSA_EMR-EMT

Deadline for Accepting Applications: September 30, 2020

The First  EMT Grant –

This is a competitive grant. Applications will be accepted till close of business of deadline date. Once the Grants are awarded, GEMSA will deal only with the Service and the Director of the Service will be the person accountable as it pertains to the Grant.  No individual county or zone will be eligible for more than one grant unless there are fewer requests than courses available.

The total dollar amount of each grant will vary depending on the number of students who are enrolled/graduating in the first responder/EMT class.  The initial class roster must have a minimum number of 12 students to be eligible for this grant while the maximum number we will reimburse for is 25 students on the ending roster.  You may elect to have more than 25 students in the class however, we will only reimburse for a maximum of 25 students. Each course must be approved through the course approval process as developed by the State Office of EMS and Trauma.  To receive funding, we must have the SOEMS Course Approval Number on the beginning roster. Students may elect to challenge the National Registry examination; however, the examination is not required and the grant will not reimburse expenses for challenging the exam.

To apply for this grant, you do not need to have prior course approval.  If you receive the Grant, due to time constraints on grant funding, you will be expected to move quickly to obtain course approval through SOEMS/T and conduct the course immediately. 

FUNDS MAY BE USED TOWARD EMT COURSE

All course funding will be handled through the reimbursement process as follows: 

If you are a successful applicant:

The Grant funding will consist of the following:

You will be notified by email and sent a Course Agreement form that you must initial, complete and sign in required fields within 2 weeks of initial email or you will forfeit your Grant Opportunity

Upon GEMSA receiving your fully completed Official GEMSA Roster

GEMSA will:

1)     Reimburse for Textbooks (you must send a copy of your book invoice) according to the number of students you have listed on your initial course roster to a maximum of $110.00 per book (this includes shipping and taxes)

  if your book invoice reflects that the books you ordered cost less than the quoted price  above you will be paid according to the price per book on your invoice

Or Upon Request

GEMSA would provide for EMR Courses –  Emergency Medical Responder:Your First Response in Emergency Care 6th Edition  American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons or for EMT Courses –  Emergency Care and Transportation of the Sick and Injured  11th Edition American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons – According to the number of students listed on your Official GEMSA Roster

Upon course completion and GEMSA receiving your fully completed Official GEMSA Roster

GEMSA will

1)      issue instructor payment of  $1,650.00

 (An approved roster format will be provided by GEMSA  that must be used for both the beginning and ending rosters for the course.  No other roster format will be accepted)

  • Then GEMSA will provide each successful student with a jump bag and a safety vest.   This will be done after we have verification of successful completion of the course and we have received a copy of the official course roster of successful students. The jump bag and safety vest will be sent to the sponsoring organization and it will be the responsibility of the sponsoring organization to disperse the jump bags and vest to student
  • For the EMT  course – You may request a variance.  In place of the Jump Bags for each graduating student – the Service could receive the funding that would have been utilized to purchase the Jump Bags to assist with Instructor cost.  The Variance MUST be made prior to the course. The Safety Vest must be ordered and sent to the Service for student distribution.

The grant application may be completed at:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/GEMSA_EMR-EMT

If you have any questions you may contact Cathy White, GEMSA Program Coordinator (program@georgiaemsassociation.com) or Kim Littleton, GEMSA Executive Director (director@georgiaemsassociation.com).

 This Program is made possible by State of Georgia funding provided through the 

Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission 

AFY2020 EMS Trauma Equipment Ambulance Grant

The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission (GTCNC) would like to say THANK YOU for

everyone that applied for the first FY 2020 EMS Trauma Related Equipment Grant cycles. The

GTCNC dispersed a total of $944,000 grant awards during FY 2020.

At the request of the EMS Subcommittee, the GTCNC approved another grant award

opportunity using AFY 2020 funding for your EMS agency “GRANTEE” to be used for purchase(s)

of Trauma Related Equipment to equip ambulances. The total amount of funds to be awarded

is $1,123,977 statewide. Our current ambulance count yielded 1,302 ambulances or

reimbursement up of $863.27 per ambulance. Funds will be distributed on a reimbursement

basis only. Attachment D contains the award amount per grantee.

Attached  FY 2020 GTC EMS Trauma Equip Grant Package Round 2  please find the following documents:

Attachment A – Grant Application

Attachment B – Instructions for the required notarized affidavit.

Attachment C – Approved equipment lists.

Attachment D – Awards by Region/Service.

The deadline to submit completed grant packets including your agency applications, affidavit

and copy of invoice or purchase order for reimbursement is on or before April 30, 2020.

Applications received after this date will be returned to the sender.

PLEASE NOTE: We will accept emailed (gtcbusinessops@gtcnc.org) or faxed (706-841-1980)

grant packets to begin processing, but MUST have the originals via mail. Completed grant

packets must be mailed or delivered to:

FY 2020 EMS Equipment Grant Round 2: Georgia Trauma Commission

410 Chickamauga Ave, Suite 332 Rossville, Georgia 30741

 

This grant can be used by the GRANTEE to purchase equipment that is on the required list for

ambulance licensure by the Georgia State Office of EMS and Trauma within the Joint Policy

Statement or the Commission approved list both in Attachment C. The purpose of the FY 2020

EMS Equipment Grant is to reimburse EMS Agencies for equipment purchased from the

approved equipment lists found in Attachment C. This has been updated with the approved

most recent equipment grant cycle.

2020 GEMSA Leadership Program

2020 GEMSA Leadership Program
Applications due January 31, 2020

The Georgia EMS Association (GEMSA) is currently accepting applications for Year 9 of the Georgia EMS Leadership Program for 2020. All application materials must be MAILED to Kim Littleton, Leadership Program Director & GEMSA Executive Director, postmarked no later than January 31, 2020.

Please note: All applications must be submitted by mail as no email or fax copies will be accepted.

The GEMSA Board of Directors is pleased to announce that we have secured funding from the Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission to conduct the ninth EMS Leadership Education and Training Course in 2020.  The class will be conducted during four (4) up to one week sessions at Georgia Southern University in Statesboro and other locations across the State.  This funding will allow us to pay for all expenses, except for travel to and from the course, for participants selected for the program.  We will accept 25 students into the course.   

Learn more…

Download the cover letter about the program and learn about its history.

The course outline is available here along with the material that is tentatively scheduled to be presented during each session. The outline also lists the dates and locations (if determined) for each session.

Download the application here.

To be considered, your application package must contain the following documents:

  • Minimum Qualifications – A, B or C
  • Letter of Endorsement – A, or B, or C
  • Student Information
  • Student Essay
  • Student Commitment Verification
  • Supervisor acknowledgement of Leadership participation

Details regarding each element are on the application form.

This program, after eight very successful years, has captured national attention and is positioned to shape the future of EMS leadership training. We hope that you will choose to be a part of the 2020 class of the Georgia EMS Leadership Program.

All application materials must be MAILED to Kim Littleton postmarked no later than Friday, January 31, 2020 to:

Kim Littleton, Leadership Program Director
Georgia EMS Association
245 Oakland Pkwy, #608
Leesburg, GA 31763

All information is available on our website here

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The mission of the Georgia EMS Association is to advocate for the emergency medical provider, develop educational programs, liaison activities, provider benefit programs, and improvements to the Emergency Medical Service System in Georgia.

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Contact GEMSA:
Mary Napier, Communications Specialist – communications@georgiaemsassociation.com
Cathy White, Program Coordinator – program@georgiaemsassociation.com
Kim Littleton, Executive Director – director@georgiaemsassociation.com
386 River Point Drive | McDonough, GA 30252 | tel: 229.402.2240
www.georgiaemsassociation.com

FY2020 Regional System Improvement Grant

The Georgia Trauma Care Network Commission approved the FY2020 proposed budget of $ 264,247.00 for Regional System Improvement Grants. Every Regional Trauma Advisory Council is eligible to apply for the grant. Please have completed applications and proposal with budget information submitted by January 2, 2020.

Submit all applications to: gtcbusinessops@gtcnc.org

For additional information please contact us (706) 841-2800

FY2020 EMS Trauma Related Equipment Grant Notice

The Georgia Trauma Commission (GTC) via the EMS Subcommittee on Trauma has approved the distribution of $944,000.00 statewide which equated to $ 726.15 per ambulance for the FY 2020 GTC EMS Trauma Related Equipment Grant cycle. The deadline for the grant packet to be mailed will be December 1, 2019.

Please see the grant award letter for additional details. The application and affidavits are both in fillable forms. 

 

Everything you need should be included in the documentation attached. Should any questions arise, please contact the GTCNC office at 706-841-2800, any staff member should be able to address your questions.

Approved Trauma Care Related Equipment Grant_REVISED MARCH 2018

FY 2020_Affidavit_FILLABLE

FY 2020_EMS Trauma Equipment Grant Application_FILLABLE

FY 2020 GTC EMS Trauma Equip Grant Award Letter