November 8, 2006
Are highway safety funds are available for EMS and ambulance services?
A States may choose to use a portion of its Section 402 State and Community Highway Safety grant funds for Emergency Medical Services, based on its highway safety problem analysis and goal setting. These funds may be used to purchase equipment related to highway emergency medical services subject to compliance with any applicable standards and specifications. With regard to ambulances, the Federal share of costs may not exceed 25 percent, unless the State submits to the appropriate NHTSA grant-approving official documentation supporting a higher percentage of highway safety utilization.
The link above explains the EMS provision for the Section 402 administered by NHTSA. While EMS is an allowable cost it falls into the same competition, as does other priority areas see link below:
Depending on the State, the program and problem identification EMS may or may not currently be receiving assistance. There are no funds specifically for EMS alone.
Web-based HSIP Courses
Five new web-based courses related to the HSIP are available from the National Highway Institute
Integrating Road Safety into NEPA Analysis: A Primer for Safety and Environmental Professionals:
New Manual for Selecting Safety Treatments on High Risk Rural Roads
NEW Saving Lives Together: The Highway Safety and EMS Connection
NEW Strategic Highway Safety Plans: A Champion's Guidebook to Saving Lives, Second Edition
HSIP Self Assessment Tool
Highway Safety Improvement Program – Project Eligibility
Strategic Highway Safety Plan – Leadership that Saves Lives
Strategic Highway Safety Plan – Get Involved!
HSIP Noteworthy Practice Series
P2P – Integrating Local Planning Organizations into a State HSIP
SHSP Implementation Process Model Interactive CD
HSIP Assessment Toolbox
SHSP IPM – The Essential Eight – Fundamental Elements and Effective Steps for SHSP Implementation
SHSP IPM Supplement Number 1 – Case Studies
A Primer on Safety Performance Measures for the Transportation Planning Process
Data and Safety Analysis Tools Brochure