The Maine EMS Healthcare Disparities Funding for Community Paramedicine Application is now available

The Maine EMS Healthcare Disparities Funding for Community Paramedicine Request for Application (RFA) #202301013 went live on the procurement website today:

Applications for Maine EMS Community Paramedicine funding are now availableThe State of Maine Department of Public Safety (Department), through the Maine Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (MEMS), seeks applications for grant projects under the Health Disparities Grant. The Health Disparities Grant (HDG) Program provided funding to address health disparities, including those from COVID-19, and advance health equity. The grant focuses on a reduction in health disparities, improving and increasing healthcare resources offered by EMS to underserved populations and people living in rural communities. It also focuses on improving capacity and services to prevent and control COVID-19 infection (or transmission) among populations at higher risk that are underserved, including rural communities. These sub-grant funds are meant to support EMS agencies in initiating and/or expanding community paramedicine services, with a focus on rural areas. All recipient services will be required to expand capacity to be able to provide COVID-19 testing.

Funding for the Maine EMS Health Disparities Sub-grant is provided through the Health Disparities Grant and an MOU between the Maine Center for Disease Control and Prevention (Maine CDC), Office of MaineCare Services (OMS), and Maine EMS. This round of Service Provider Grants has allocated $1,000,000 with a maximum of 20 award recipients.

 Eligibility to submit applications:

  1. Eligible organizations include all Maine EMS agencies including non-transporting and ground ambulance services and services that are municipally based, volunteer-based, and non-profit services.
  2. Services must either have an existing community paramedicine designation or have started the application process for a community paramedicine designation. Services will need to have received a community paramedicine designation prior to disbursement of funds.

Important Dates:

Questions due: February 20, 2023, no later than 11:59 P.M., local time

Q&A Summary: February 28, 2023

Application Deadline: March 8, 2023, no later than 11:59 P.M., local time

All questions should go to the RFA Coordinator, Soliana Goldrich through email: with “RFA# 202301013 Question” in the subject line of the email.

Submissions go to and must include: “RFA# 202301013 Application Submission” in the subject line of the email.