Provider and system improvement grants

Application period

Provider grant and system improvement funding applications are accepted starting December 15 through February 15 of each year. Applicants must create or use an existing ZoomGrants account to apply for funds. 


Profile required

All agencies applying for EMTS funding must update their EMTS organizational profile information form. An organizational profile gatekeeper must be established to submit updates to your profile. For more information, see the EMTS organizational profiles page

Important program dates

December 15: Provider and system improvement grant application period opens
February 15: Provider and system improvement grant application period closes
Early March: Financial waiver hearing
March 1 - April 30: 11 Regional grant reviews are conducted
May 13 and 14: SEMTAC grant review sessions
June 30: Grant awards public notice announced

Match and reimbursement

If funded, provider grant awardees must provide matching funds. The standard match is 50% of the project cost. All items or services must be delivered and paid in full to be eligible for reimbursement.

Financial waiver

A waiver to the standard 50% match is available. Applicants can apply for a reduced match of 40, 30, 20 or 10 percent.

Those that wish to apply for financial waiver are required to answer additional questions and provide financials in the grant application. A financial waiver hearing is conducted to determine if the applicant will be granted the requested financial waiver. If an applicant applies and is denied for a financial waiver, their application will not continue on through the grant review process.

Grant review

Applications are reviewed based on the criteria set in the EMTS funding program scoring tools found below.

Provider grant applications are reviewed and scored twice. First by a RETAC review committee and second by a SEMTAC review committee. Scores from each review committee are averaged and combined to form a final grant application score. 

System improvement grant applications are reviewed by the SEMTAC during the April public policy and finance committee meeting. 

Each RETAC holds its application review throughout March and April of each year. The SEMTAC reviews provider grant applications in mid-May of each year.

Funding awards

Provider grant applications are ranked based on the combined final grant application score. Funding awards are based on the rank of the application relative to the total amount available to fund for that fiscal year. Approximately 3.7 million dollars were awarded in fiscal year 2021.

Contracting resources

If awarded funds, grantees will be issued a statement of work which details the project specifics. After the statement of work is signed by the grantee's authorized agent, a purchase order or contract agreement will be created and executed.

If applying for funds, you should review the following documents first. These provisions and terms must be adhered to if funded for and EMTS grant award