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Emergency Medical Services for Children Data Center

About the program

Funding Opportunity Number: HRSA-22-087
Dates to Apply: 10/19/2021 to 01/18/2022
Bureau/Office: Maternal & Child Health Bureau
Status: Closed
Estimated Award Date: 07/01/2022
This notice announces the opportunity to apply for funding under the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Data Center. The purpose of this program is to support activities that demonstrate expansion and improvement in the delivery of high-quality emergency services for all children throughout our nation by: 1) Providing independent, comprehensive research support for large multi-center randomized clinical trials and other types of clinical research conducted by and associated with the Pediatric Emergency Care Applied Research Network (PECARN); 2) Enhancing and collecting performance measure data that align with the combined efforts of the EMSC State Partnership (SP) and the EMSC Innovation and Improvement Center (EIIC) to expand and improve EMSC in states/jurisdictions; and 3) Collaborating with national partners to coordinate and support nationally representative data collection efforts to assess the expansion of prehospital and hospital pediatric readiness initiatives. This work will support the EMSC Program’s efforts to reduce disparities in access to high quality pediatric emergency services and improve health equity in care across the continuum of emergency medical services for children. Also provided for in this notice is the opportunity to apply for the EDC Supplement funding to support building capacity to advance EMSC data integration and dissemination activities. Applying for the EDC Supplement is optional. For additional information on the EDC Supplement, please refer to Appendix 1: Description of the EDC Supplemental Funding.

Who can apply

Eligible applicants include state governments and accredited schools of medicine in states and jurisdictions. The term “school of medicine” for the purpose of this funding opportunity (and under 42 U.S.C. 300w-9(c) has the same meaning as set forth in  799B(1)(A) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 295p(1)(A)). The term “state” for the purpose of this funding opportunity includes, in addition to the several states, only the District of Columbia, Guam, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Northern Mariana Islands, the Virgin Islands, American Samoa, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. Per legislation, only three EMSC grant awards per state may be awarded to each state during any fiscal year.

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