706-841-2800 info@gtcnc.org

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.



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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Cathy White, Program Coordinator – program@georgiaemsassociation.com
Kim Littleton, Executive Director – director@georgiaemsassociation.com
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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.

 Tactical Emergency Casualty Care Program Opportunity

The Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (TECC) program is based on the principles of Tactical Combat Casualty Care (TCCC) and meets the guidelines  established by the Committee on Tactical Emergency Casualty Care (Co-TECC). The course teaches civilian tactical EMS; any EMS practitioner called upon to respond to a mass casualty or active shooter event.

Upon successful completion of the course students will receive NAEMT TECC Course Completion Certificates and wallet cards.

Course Locations and Date:

Crisp County    Cordele, GA  March 13-14, 2020

Floyd County – March 21 & 22, 2020

Muscogee Co – Columbus Co. GA     March 28 & 29, 2020

Registration will be limited to 20 students per course  so don’t delay.
The first qualified 20 students will be accepted.  

Applicants beyond that will be placed on a waiting list
Register at the link provided below:


The course registration fee is Grant funded. Lodging and meals are not included with this course.

Injury Prevention Grant Information

Friday, December 20, 2019
Monday, December 23, 2019 – Friday, February 7, 2020
$10,000 – $30,000
The Georgia Trauma Commission in partnership with the Georgia Trauma Foundation is initiating a grant program that seeks to reduce the burden of injury in Georgia. To realize this goal, we are awarding several grants that will catalyze and advance priorities that address the top mechanisms of injury Georgia: falls, transportation injury, and intentional injury. Successful proposals will be data-driven and leverage community partnerships to provide evidence-based or evidence-informed injury prevention programming targeting at-risk populations. We will prioritize projects that demonstrate:
  1. Engagement of trauma system, community and professional partners
  2. Cost effectiveness
  3. Ease of replication and sustainability in a variety of settings
Any organization or agency in and serving residents of the state of Georgia able to receive funds.
Letters of Intents (LOIs) are required and are due Friday, December 20, 2019 at 5pm EST. LOI’S will not be used to prevent full application submission, they are only a guide to prepare for the review process.
LOIs must include:
  • Title of the project
  • The name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) of the Principal Leader(s)
  • Names and affiliations of partners and/or organizations, if any
  •  A 30-line abstract of the proposed project (Arial, 11-point font; 0.5-inch margins; single -spaced)
Experts in the fields of injury prevention will conduct a blind review and score applications based on programs that:
  • use a data-driven approach based on sources that may include trauma registry, hospital administrative data, public health or population data.
  • address major causes of injury in Georgia using evidence-based or evidence-informed strategies.
  • have an evaluation plan to measure the impact and disseminate these findings to further the field of knowledge.
  • are relevant across the state of Georgia or specific to regional needs within the State.
If you have any additional comments or questions please contact Lori Mabry at lori@georgiatraumafoundation.org.