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What does RSAF stand for? Virginia Rescue Squads Assistance Fund

What is the RSAF Grant Program? 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. 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. Access E-GIFT at: Click Here

Learn more about the EMS-Grant Information Funding Tool (E-Gift).

How can TEMS help? Provides one on one guidance and pointers during the creation of the grant application, to include product pricing. TEMS can also provide feedback on scoring criteria and next steps. Send us a message.

What is the current RSAF Grant Cycle? The Fall 2023 cycle opens August 1, 2023 and closes Friday, September 15, 2023 by 5:00pm. The period of performance is 12 months.

Do I qualify? If you are a nonprofit licensed EMS agency or other Virginia EMS organization operating on a nonprofit basis exclusively for the benefit of the general public, then you qualify!

What happens after my application is submitted? The Regional Review Committee will complete a grading sheet and submit their recommendations to the Financial Assistance Review Committee (FARC), which is composed of 6 members. Then the Office of EMS will announce the selections and the applicant will be notified.

How can you learn more? Please visit the VDH website.

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