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MDHHS issues RFP for EMS scholarships and grants

LANSING, Mich. – The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) workforce grants to provide funding for scholarships and grants for EMS students.

The focus of the program is to continue to expand the workforce development program for training people in emergency medical services to address the critical shortage of EMS personnel statewide through scholarships and grants for EMS students.

MDHHS has identified two allowable uses for the funding:

  • Traditional grants, limited to $2,000 per EMT student and $20,000 per paramedic student to cover costs of tuition and associated fees for training at a Michigan-approved education program.
  • Hourly reimbursement for time spent in EMS training programs at a rate of $15/hour, up to a maximum of $16,000 per paramedic student or $3,000 per EMT student.

The award period begins Oct. 1, 2023, and ends Sept. 30, 2024.  MDHHS expects to award approximately $1 million in grants with a maximum of $75,000 for an applicant. Grant applications must be submitted electronically through the EGrAMS program by 3 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2023.

A pre-application conference will be held to provide instruction on using the EGrAMS system.  The pre-application conference will be held Wednesday, May 31 at 10 a.m., and will last approximately 90 minutes. The webinar can be accessed at

For more information or to apply, visit the EGrAMS website and select "About EGrAMS" link in the left panel to access the "Competitive Application Instructions" training manual. The complete RFP can be accessed under the ‘Current Grants’ section under the “Public Health Administration” link and selecting the “EMSWS-2024” grant program.

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