Applying for a Competitive EMSC Program Grant


Applying for an Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program grant is a two-part process:

  1. register at Grants.gov and
  2. register at the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Electronic Handbook (EHB)

More information about each process is provided below.

The EMSC National Resource Center strongly encourages all applicants to view the tutorials made available at both the Grants.gov and EHB sites. Guidance and instructions to clearly understand the requirements may be found within the Training Materials in Grants.gov and More Instructions in HRSA’s EHB.

Registering in Grants.gov

All individuals and/or organizations interested in applying for an EMSC Program grant must complete the Grants.gov registration process. Grants.gov is the primary source to find and apply for federal government grants. More than 1,000 grant programs are offered by all federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants.

The Grants.gov registration process takes 3 to 5 business days to complete. The EMSC National Resource Center recommends that applicants complete this process as soon as possible. Timely registration will avoid possible delays during the period when EMSC grant applications are to be submitted.

Registering in Electronic Handbooks (EHB)

In addition to registering through Grants.gov, those applicants that succeed in obtaining EMSC grant funds will be required to register in HRSA’s EHB. EHB provides all potential and existing grantees a means to conduct various grant activities, including data submission, electronically.

EHB registration must take place within 120 days of the Notice of Grant Award.