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2017 Fall Cycle of the RSAF Grant Program Opens August 1st Print E-mail

2017 Fall Cycle of the RSAF Grant Program Opens August 1st

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. The current cycle application period is open from August 1 to September 15, 2017. The Northern Virginia EMS Council is available to assist agencies with developing or reviewing their application prior to submission.

Items eligible for funding include EMS equipment and vehicles, power loading systems, communications equipment, computers, audio/visual and training equipment, EMS management programs, innovative projects and various courses/classes and projects benefiting recruitment and retention of EMS members/providers. Vendor quotes for requested items must be provided as part of the application for funding. For complete information on eligible funding, the electronic application and instructions visit

Grant funding is recommended based on the documented need of the specific item being requested. The primary goal of this program is to financially assist governmental, volunteer and non-profit EMS agencies to purchase EMS equipment and vehicles and provide needed EMS programs and projects. RSAF is primarily a reimbursement grant that requires the grantee to make the purchase for the awarded item(s) and then submit an invoice for reimbursement.

Important Information:

  • Next Current Grant Application Cycle: August 1-September 15, 2017
  • Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 by 5:00 pm
  • Note: All Applications MUST be submitted via the new E-Gift GIFT Application.


  • Migration to VPHIB’s version 3 (VAv3) Requirements
  • Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD)
  • Emergency Operations
  • Innovative (Special) Projects
  • Multi-Jurisdictional/Agency Projects (MJAP)
  • Recruitment and Retention

Important Reminders

Check the OEMS website ( for the OEMS price list for items requested, only use this as a guide, the price list is updated after the grant deadline for consistency.