Ambulance Grant Funding

Fiscal Year 2017-2018 Grant Information

IMPORTANT UPDATES PLEASE READ!       DEADLINE TO APPLY: January 31, 2017

Applications will be submitted using KEMSIS and must be completed by January 31, 2017.

Ambulance Grant Funding Program Timeline

  • October 1, 2016: FY17-18 Grant Applications Available in KEMSIS
  • January 31, 2017: FY17-18 Deadline for Submission. Completed application consists of G-1 and G-2 forms and pertinent document uploads and signatures. Electronic application must be submitted by 12:00am Central. Late submissions will not be processed. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  • March 15, 2017: G-4 Accountability of Funds form must be submitted. Invoices/receipts must be consistent with the items approved for purchase during the July 1, 2015-June 30, 2016 fiscal year.
  • April 30, 2017: Notification of award for FY17-18 (July 1, 2017-June 30, 2018).
  • August 31, 2017: FY17-18 grant awards distributed.

What does my County need to do?

  • Ensure that your County Fiscal Court office or Metro government has completed and provided your organization with a copy of the FY17-18 County Application (KBEMS G-1) because you MUST attach it to your Application for Funds (KBEMS G-2) in KEMSIS.
  • Ensure that your County Fiscal Court office or Metro government has completed and provided you with a copy of the KCTCS Substitute W-9 form, only if information has changed since the FY 2014 application period. KBEMS will once again use Direct Deposit for the disbursement of funds to your county. Please ensure the information on file is correct.

What does my Agency need to do?

  • Ensure that your eligible organization has completed and submitted the Agency Application (KBEMS G-2) in KEMSIS prior to January 31, 2017. The G-2 in KEMSIS will require you to attach the County or Metro government's completed G-1.
  • Ensure that your eligible organization has completed and submitted the Accountability of Funds (KBEMS G-4) in KEMSIS prior to March 15, 2017. The G-4 in KEMSIS will require you to attach the relevant supporting documentation, such as receipts.
  • Detailed instructions for completing and submitting the KBEMS G-2 and G-4 in KEMSIS are available HERE.

What if my agency needs to change what we originally applied for?

  • In the event an organization needs to substitute items originally submitted on a G-2 for grant year 2016-2017, complete and submit a Substitute Item Form G-3 in KEMSIS.
  • Detailed instructions for completing and submitting the KBEMS G-3 will be available soon.

Questions? 

Please contact our office through the Support Portal regarding the Ambulance Grant Funding program. Remember the KBEMS office, along with all KCTCS offices, will observe institutional closing from December 17, 2016 through January 1, 2017. During this time no one will be available to answer any last minute questions. The deadline for online submission is set by regulation; the KEMSIS will not accept incomplete applications or those after the deadline of January 31, 2017.

The deadline for online submission is January 31, 2016.

Remember, that there is no longer a ‘Board Approved’ list of items. All items purchased with Ambulance Grant funds must fit into your agency Tier classification as described in 202 KAR 7:520. The KBEMS will utilize FEMA's Authorized Equipment List (AEL) in determining the validity of the item(s) requested.  The FEMA AEL can be found here.