EMSC Targeted Issue Grants
Through the competitive Targeted Issue (TI) grant mechanism, the Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) Program funds schools of medicines to find new approaches to providing the best possible emergency care for children across the nation. Typically, the projects result in a new product or resource or demonstrate the effectiveness of a model system component or service of value.
Objectives must meet a demonstrable need. Methodologies and strategies for achieving the objectives must be realistic, appropriate, and scientifically sound. Each project must contain an evaluation plan that contains measurable outcomes and clearly defined time frames for conducting the evaluation. Awards range up to $300,000 per year for up to three years.
In fiscal years 2011 and 2012, 13 TI grantees received continuation funding. No new grants were awarded in either year. The Health Resources and Services Administration's EMSC Targeted Issue Grants, 2010 briefly describes each of the TI projects.
A Targeted Issue Grants Database is now available. Prospective TI grantees are encouraged to review all previous TI projects and, when possible, build upon prior grantees' work to increase the depth and breadth of pediatric emergency care.