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HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon EMS Agency Training Grant

Grants to Oregon EMS Agencies Serving Rural
Communities for Training and Instruction

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Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) - Oregon Office of Rural Health (ORH)

Deadline Date:

06/30/20 5:00 PST


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Grants of up to $2,500 to Oregon emergency medical service agencies in rural regions for training and instruction. Priority will be given to organizations that are nonprofit and that have a high percentage of volunteer staff. Eligible agencies must be located in a frontier or rural region and recognized by the Oregon Health Authority EMS and Trauma Systems Program as an organization that participates in Oregon’s 9-1-1 response system.

If it is not feasible to conduct local trainings,
HERO agency training grants may be used to send staff to training for their Emergency Medical
Technician (EMT), Advanced EMT (AEMT) or EMT-Intermediate (EMT-I) certification. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178661

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Estimated Size of Grant:

Rural and/or frontier agencies will be awarded up to $2500 each.

Term of Contract:

Awardees have a maximum of one year, from the receipt of the grant, in which to expend the funds.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

-Eligible applicants are rural or frontier EMS agencies only.
-Priority will be given to applications from agencies:
--Located in frontier counties (Baker, Gilliam, Grant, Harney, Lake, Malheur, Morrow, Sherman, Wallowa and Wheeler);
--With a high proportion of volunteer staff;
--That are non-profit or public entities; and
--Include participation from, or collaboration with, neighboring rural EMS agencies

To be eligible for HERO: Helping EMS in Rural Oregon EMS Agency Training Grant funds, you must be an EMS organization that meets both of the following criteria:
1. Located in a rural community. Rural is defined as all geographic areas 10 or more miles from the centroid of a population center of 40,000 or more.
2. Recognized by the Oregon Health Authority EMS & Trauma Systems Program as an organization that participates in Oregon’s 9-1-1 response system.

Pre-Application Information:

-The application period opens June 1, and closes at 5pm PST on June 30, 2020.
-Awardees will be notified by July 10, 2020.

-Matching funds or other resources are required.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Complete the fillable PDF application and submit with the subject line “HERO 2020 Application” to

For questions about HERO, or to add your contact information to the ORH EMS mailing list, please contact Rebecca Dobert at or 503-494-6627

3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.
Portland, Oregon 97239-3098

Oregon Office of Rural Health
3030 S Moody Ave | Ste 200
Portland OR 97201

Rural Workforce Services:
Rural Medical Practitioners Insurance Subsidy Program:

Phone: 503-494-4450
Toll-free: 866-674-4376
Fax: 503-494-4798

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oregon: A rural or frontier area recognized by the Oregon Health Authority EMS & Trauma Systems Program

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