Rural Nebraska emergency services encouraged to apply for equipment grants

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LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) — Rural emergency services across Nebraska are being encouraged to apply for funds to update their equipment.

The EMS Equipment Grant provides $5 million for the one-time purchase of emergency medical equipment.

The Rural Ambulance Replacement Grant sets aside $20 million for Nebraska Emergency Medical Services to replace out-of-date ambulance fleets.

Those grants were made available through the American Rescue Plan Act.

The Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services says priority will be given to volunteer-based programs in communities with less than 100,000 people.

Officials say applications will be accepted through Nov. 30, with grant recipients being announced in December.

Two virtual town halls regarding the grants will be hosted on Zoom.

Meeting times can be found on the department’s website.

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