Fiscal Year 2019 Flex EMS Supplemental Funding Opportunity Webinar
This recorded webinar from the Federal Office of Rural Health Policy (FORHP) contains information about the Flex program Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Supplemental Funding Opportunity. The purpose of this award is to build an evidence base for rural EMS activities in the Flex Program by funding the implementation of demonstration projects of sustainable rural EMS models and quality metrics, and by sharing the results of those projects with rural EMS stakeholders.
This competitive supplemental funding opportunity is only open to applicants for the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program cooperative agreement. As described in the Flex Program funding opportunity (NOFO HRSA-19-024), only states (current Flex Program award recipients) are eligible to apply for funding under this notice.
More information and supporting documents pertaining to the FY 2019 funding cycle can be found on the Flex Program Grant and Cooperative Agreement Guidance page.
The Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility (Flex) Program was created by the Balanced Budget Act (BBA) in 1997 (revisions occurred through the Balanced Budget Refinement Act (BBRA); the Medicare, Medicaid and SHIP Benefits Improvement and Protection Act (BIPA); the Medicare Prescription Drug, Improvement and Modernization Act (MMA); and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)).