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Emergency Medical Services Grants

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    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way Bin A-22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Matching Grants 2022 – 2023 

ANNOUNCEMENT: 2022–2023 Matching Grant application period has now closed. To confirm receipt of grant application, please email

EMS Matching Grants 2022 – 2023 Paragraph (b) of Subsection 401.113 (2), Florida Statutes
State EMS Matching Grants: Awarded

We expect to begin accepting new matching grant applications by the third quarter of this calendar year, which will be announced at this website, so please periodically access it for information.

Section 401.113, Florida Statutes (F.S.), gives authority to the Florida Department of Health to dispense funds contained in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Trust Fund to counties via county, matching, and rural grants. These grants are to improve and expand prehospital emergency medical services in the state. Funds deposited into the EMS Trust Fund are dispensed annually as follows:

County Grants
Forty-five (45) percent of the monies are divided among Florida’s 67 counties according to the proportion of the combined amount deposited in the trust fund from the county. These funds may not be used to match grant funds.

Matching Grants
Forty (40) percent of the monies are available to local agencies, municipalities, emergency medical services organizations, and youth athletic organizations for the purpose of conducting research, increasing existing levels of emergency medical services, evaluation, community education, injury-prevention programs, and training in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and other lifesaving and first aid techniques. Applications for matching grants are accepted annually from October–February.

Matching grants are contingent upon the recipient providing a cash sum equal to 25 percent of the total grant amount approved by the Department. For example, if an agency is awarded $10,000, the Department would provide $7,500 (75%) to the agency and the recipient’s required contribution would be $2,500 (25%).

Rural Grants
No more than 10 percent of the monies are available to rural EMS agencies. These monies may also be used for improvement, expansion, or continuation of services provided. For example, if an agency is awarded $10,000, the Department would provide $9,000 (90%) to the agency and the recipient’s required contribution would be $1,000 (10%).

County Government Grants 2022-2023 Paragraph (a) of Subsection 401.113 (2), Florida Statutes 

This announcement authorizes county governments to request now their new amounts of emergency medical services (EMS) county grant funds. The amount of funds for each county this year is in the Total Column of the Table at the following link. County Amounts 2022-2023

To obtain the funds, the county must appropriately complete and send to the state: (1) the two-page application form, (2) the Request for Grant Fund Distribution page, and (3) a resolution described in Item number 4 of the application form.

The application package can be accessed at the following link. County Grant Application

You may send the completed application, with signatures, by email attachment to the following email address EMS@FLHealth.Gov

Alternatively, you may mail the completed original application, and one copy to: Florida Department of Health, EMS County Grants, 4042 Bald Cypress Way, Mail Bin A 22, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722.

Deadline: State EMS should receive your completed application by December 16, 2022, or by ten days after the ending date of your prior grant of this same type, whichever is later.