On May 8, 2020, the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released the Fiscal Year 2020 Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO). This opportunity will fund up to two demonstration projects that address the National Emergency Communications Plan and identify innovative solutions to improve the delivery of rural medical communications.
The REMCDP grant provides funding for recipients to work with a public health or medical facility to examine communications barriers and identify solutions that enhance existing emergency communications infrastructure. Specifically, applicants must demonstrate their ability to leverage existing technologies and engage non-medical professionals to help establish or sustain statewide medical communications systems and use existing infrastructures to improve the delivery of rural medical care. Eligible applicants may apply for up to $2,000,000 for a two-year period of performance, beginning on September 30, 2020. REMCDP funding will be awarded to a maximum of two recipients following a competitive review process.
The REMCDP NOFO is available on www.grants.gov; applications are due by Wednesday, June 24, 2020, at 11:59 PM EDT. Additional information about REMCDP, past recipients, and the new grant opportunity can be found on www.cisa.gov/remcdp.