EMS Assistance Fund Grant
CSFA Number: 482-00-0894
Agency Name
Department Of Public Health (482)
Agency Contact
Daniel Lee
312-814-0056
Daniel.Lee@illinois.gov
Short Description
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) is pleased to have the opportunity again this year to distribute funds to Illinois EMS agencies who can demonstrate the need for resources. The grant program will provide for the purposes of organization, development and improvement of Emergency Medical Services Systems, including but not limited to training of personnel and acquisition, modification and maintenance of necessary supplies and equipment. (210 ILCS 50/3.220(c)) Due to the limited amount of grant funds available, the Department will not consider applications for new vehicles, vehicle re-chassis, building projects or grant requests over $5000.00.
Subject Area
Healthcare
Program Function
Health
Enabling Legislation
The EMS Assistance Fund Act (210 ILCS 50/3.220) and 210 ILCS, Section 3.220(a)
Objectives and Goals
The objective of the grant is to assist in the purchase of equipment/supplies or education. Once the equipment/supplies are purchased or education completed the goal is met. For the purposes of organization, development and improvement of Emergency Medical Services Systems, including but not limited to training of personnel and acquisition, modification and maintenance of necessary supplies, equipment and vehicles.
Types of Assistance
Direct Payments for Specific Use
Uses and Restrictions
The Illinois Department of Public Health's (IDPH) EMS Assistance Fund Grant provides the opportunity to distribute funds to Illinois EMS Agencies, who are licensed and based in Illinois, and can demonstrate the need for resources. The grant program will provide for the purposes of organization, development and improvement of Emergency Medical Services Systems, including but not limited to training of personnel and acquisition, modification and maintenance of necessary supplies and equipment. (210 ILCS, section 3.220(c)). Out of State based EMS Agencies with an Illinois license are ineligible for an EMS Assistance Fund Grant. As in past years, due to the limited amount of grant funds available, the Department will not consider applications for new vehicles, vehicle re-chassis, building projects or grant requests over $5000.00.
Eligibility Requirements
Illinois licensed and based EMS provider agencies that provide EMS services within the State of Illinois.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations; Government Organizations; Education Organizations;
Application and Award Processing
The EMS Assistance Fund ambulance licensing fees shall be distributed by the Department to the EMS Regions for disbursement in accordance with protocols established in the EMS Region Plans, for the purposes of organization, development and improvement of Emergency Medical Services Systems, including but not limited to training of personnel and acquisition, modification and maintenance of necessary supplies, equipment and vehicles (210 ILCS 50/3.220 Sec. 3.220).The Regional EMS Advisory Council will review their region's applications and submit to the Department a ranking, score, recommended funding, recommended funding with revisions or not recommended for funding for each application. Final grant awards will be determined by the Division of EMS.

The amount of the grant award shall be based on the amount requested by the applicant, the recommendation of the Regional EMS Advisory Council, the Department's review of the application, and the amount available in the Fund for distribution. The amount awarded shall not exceed the amount requested by the applicant (Illinois Administrative Code 515.3000 (e)(1)).
Assistance Consideration
The awarded EMS agency must purchase the requested equipment/supplies or complete the education as outlined in the budget section of the grant before the EMS agency will be reimbursed by the grant award. The requested equipment/supplies or education as outlined in the budget section of the grant must be purchased or completed within fiscal year 2019 (July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019).
Post Assistance Requirements
Once the agency has electronically and physically signed and submitted the grant agreement, purchased the equipment/supplies or completed the education and submitted a reimbursement certification form and purchase receipt, the grantee will need to submit the end of the year IDPH EMS Assistance Fund Close-out Report. The EMS agencies have the grant cycle to purchase equipment and complete education funded as stated in the grant agreement. End of year reports are due by July 31, 2019. Random audits of the grant may occur. All records should be kept in accordance with the grant agreement.
Regulations, Guidelines, Literature
Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act 210 ILCS 50/3.220
Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Center, Comprehensive Stroke Center, Primary Stoke Center and Acute Stroke Ready Hospital Code 515.3000
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2018 : $65,000
FY 2019 : $65,000
FY 2020 : $65,000
Federal Funding
None
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Details482-00-0894$100 - $500002/20/2017 - 04/10/2017 : 4:30pm
Details482-00-0894$100 - $500002/13/2018 - 03/26/2018 : 4:30pm
DetailsNA$100 - $500006/27/2019 - 07/29/2019 : 4:30pm
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
07480109HCountryside Fire Protection District07/01/201906/30/20205,000
07480111HDUNLAP FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT07/01/201906/30/20205,000
07480127HVillage of Wheeling07/01/201906/30/20205,000
07480104HBoyd Healthcare Services07/01/201906/30/20205,000
07480118HNorth Clay Fire Protection District07/01/201906/30/20204,905