Grants for Ambulance

Ambulances are important for emergencies that require immediate transport for injured persons involved in accidents, disasters and crime and bring them to hospitals, clinics or any suitable place of treatment. They can also serve as a place of treatment until the patient arrives at the hospital. They are essential emergency vehicles that are of a community’s emergency medical service where those who need emergency care receive the necessary treatment, care and support for the time being. Hospitals are expected to have their own ambulances ready to be deployed where needed but local government agencies like fire departments and government offices may find it a bit difficult to get their own because ambulances are expensive. Fortunately however, there are other government agencies and private organizations that provide grants for ambulances.

Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grants

The Department of Homeland Security Assistance to Firefighters Grant provides direct financial assistance to fire departments to help expand their capabilities when dealing with fire and fire-related emergency events and hazards. Non affiliated EMS groups can also apply for this grant. Funds can be spent to purchase firefighting supplies and equipment including ambulances. You can get more information about the program’s eligibility requirements, application procedure and amount of grant from their headquarters here:

DHS/FEMA/Grant Programs Directorate
Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
TechWorld Bldg – South Tower
5th Floor, 500 C Street, SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20472
Email: firegrants@dhs.gov
Telephone: (866) 274-0960
Website: http://www.fema.gov

Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program

The Pennsylvania Office of the State Fire Commissioner has the Volunteer Fire Company and Volunteer Ambulance Service Grant Program that provides financial assistance to volunteer fire companies, rescue squads and ambulance services. The money can be used to construct or renovate facilities that can help in the improvement and maintenance of the company’s capability to provide their services. Awarded funds can also be spent to buy or repair ambulance, firefighting or rescue equipment as well as for the training and certification of their members. You can get more information by writing to:

Office of the State Fire Commissioner
2605 Interstate Drive
Harrisburg, PA 17110-9364

Regional Ambulance Service Grant

The Illinois Department of Public Health is providing a Regional Ambulance Service Grant. Eligible to apply for this grant are medically-underserved counties or two or more contiguous counties with 20,000 or less residents. More information can be obtained here:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Office of Health Care Regulation
Division of Emergency Medical Services and Highway Safety
525 West Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62761
Telephone: (217) 785-2080
Fax: 217-524-0966

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