National EMSC Data Analysis Resource Center
The EMSC program is the only federal program that focuses specifically on improving the quality of children’s emergency care...
Most of the grants available for EMSC-specific work are provided by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau's EMSC Program. Other types of grants are available for specific areas of research.
"The Federal EMSC Program is designed to ensure that all children and adolescents, no matter where they live, attend school, or travel, receive appropriate care in a health emergency. It is administered by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration’s Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Since its establishment, the EMSC Program has provided grant funding to all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories."
"Emergency Medical Services for Children (EMSC) State Partnership grants fund activities that improve, refine, and integrate pediatric care within the state EMS system."*
"Targeted Issue Demonstration Grants are intended to meet HRSA/MCHB priorities of improving the health infrastructure and systems of care as well as assuring quality of care. Applications should address specific needs in the field of pediatric emergency care that transcend state boundaries. Typically the projects result in a new product or resource or the demonstration of the effectiveness of a model system component or service of value to the nation. Objectives must meet a demonstrable need, and methodologies and strategies for achieving the objectives must be realistic, appropriate, and scientifically sound. Each application must contain an evaluation plan that contains measurable outcomes and clearly defined time frames for conducting the evaluation. ."**
Interested participants must have a clear research topic or study for which they are seeking funding that specifically relates to pediatric emergency medicine and that supports the mission of the Emergency Medical Services for Children program.