MDHHS Announces Grant and Scholarship Program for EMS Students

The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a request for proposal for emergency medical services (EMS) workforce grants.

This program aims to address the statewide shortage of EMS personnel through scholarships and grants for EMS students. The aim is to continuously expand the workforce development program for individuals training in emergency medical services.

The MDHHS has identified two allowable uses for the funding:

  • Traditional grants, limited to $2,000 per emergency medical technician (EMT) student and $20,000 per paramedic student, to cover costs of tuition and associated fees for training at a Michigan-approved education program.
  • Hourly reimbursement for time spent in EMS training programs at a rate of $15 per hour, up to a maximum of $16,000 per paramedic student or $3,000 per EMT student.

The award period begins Oct. 1, 2023, and ends Sept. 30, 2024. The MDHHS expects to award approximately $1 million in grants, with a maximum of $75,000 for an applicant.

Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. July 7, 2023. A recording of the pre-application conference held May 31 is available to provide instructions on using the EGrAMS system.

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website.

Members with questions should contact Lauren LaPine at the MHA.