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$2Mil - DHS Grants - Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project

Updated: May 21

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.120

May 8, 2020


Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 97.120


DHS Additional Link - https://www.cisa.gov/blog/2020/05/13/cisa-releases-fy-2020-rural-emergency-medical-communications-demonstration-project


Link View Program Website


Sponsor U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Deadlines Jun 24, 2020

Contact For programmatic or technical questions: Elizabeth (Bess) Mitchell 703.705.6318 ECD@cisa.dhs.gov For financial or regulatory questions: Marsha Mathis 202.447.5950 Marsha.mathis@hq.dhs.gov


Purpose The Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) will provide funding to public or state controlled institutions of higher education for demonstration projects addressing rural emergency medical communications. The project's intent is to examine communication barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure, which will then inform planning and coordination of emergency response across multiple jurisdictions in rural areas to support the Department of Homeland Security's National Emergency Communications Plan. Applicants should demonstrate how the proposed project will address the following REMCDP objectives:

  • Use of a current statewide emergency communications system to deliver rural medical care and services

  • Development of trainings and exercises to ensure that rural emergency responders and personnel can use emergency medical communications systems and equipment effectively

  • Collaboration with state leaders to address the adoption of broadband communications to supplement current land mobile radio and statewide emergency communications systems

  • Ensure that emergency responders and medical practitioners can communicate in rural, underserved communities, as needed and when authorized

  • Collaboration with whole community representatives to support a broad set of activities, including rural emergency medical care and other needs

  • Innovative solutions to ensure that emergency responders and medical practitioners can communicate in various geographies

  • Identify, document, and share lessons learned and best practices of the demonstration project


Eligibility Applicants must be public or state controlled institutions of higher education that operate or have access to an existing statewide emergency communications system that is leveraged to address rural health disparities. The applicant must also be an emergency communications center.


Geographic coverage Nationwide

Amount of funding Project period: 24 months Estimated number of awards: 2 Estimated total program funding: $2,000,000


Application process Links to the full announcement and the online application process are available through grants.gov.


Tagged as Emergency preparedness and response · Infrastructure

For complete information about funding programs, including your application status, please contact funders directly. Summaries are provided for your convenience only. RHIhub does not take part in application processes or monitor application status.

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