OEC Reestablishes the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Office of Emergency Communications (OEC) is reestablishing the Rural Emergency Medical Communications Demonstration Project (REMCDP) grant opportunity 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 utilize 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, October 1, 2018 – September 30, 2020. REMCDP funding will be awarded in September 2018 through a competitive review process.

The REMCDP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) is available on www.grants.gov; applications are due by Wednesday, August 8, 2018, at 11:59:00 PM EDT. Additional information about the current REMCDP recipient’s First Hands Program and the new grant opportunity can be found on www.dhs.gov/remcdp.

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