Grant Guidelines

The National Emergency Medicine Association (N.E.M.A.) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization founded in 1982. Its mission, and that of its special programs, is the prevention of injury and illness by addressing health and social issues through education, applied research, technology, and equipment. The Association is concerned with emergency at every stage of trauma, with particular attention paid to the excellence of first response at the time and place of emergency.

Grants are awarded by the Association’s Board of Directors each December, or more frequently upon board discretion. In conjunction with the Board of Directors, the Association has selected a Grants Advisory Board, which reviews grant requests, and recommends projects for funding.

Your proposal should be written in clear, straightforward language, with all technical terms defined. It should state: what the grant will accomplish, the period of time necessary for the grant, whether the project will continue after the grant expires, qualifications of all parties administrating the grant, whether similar programs have been undertaken in the past, and the result of those endeavors.

Proposals must also include:

  • An accurate and comprehensive budget breakdown, including financial statements from the past two (2) years and proof of tax-exempt status.
  • Methods you will employ to disseminate results to appropriate public entities (i.e., journals).
  • Complete background material about your organization in the form of supporting documents.

The granting of funds to applicants is considered according to the following priorities:

1st consideration to grants relating to coronary trauma and heart wellness programs.
2nd consideration to grants relating to all types of trauma (i.e., vehicular and stroke).
3rd consideration to grants relating to trauma prevention and to the cause of trauma.

All proposals should discuss how the project would make a difference in the organization’s ability to perform its mission. In addition, grants that are designed for national impact will receive consideration over regional and local designs. If accepted for funding, the National Emergency Medicine Association will require quarterly written progress reports and financial statements.
For consideration, your proposal should fit within the following program objectives and criteria:

  • Reach a broad segment of the community.
  • Relate to the improvement of emergency/trauma response systems.
  • Prevent coronary trauma through research.
  • Optimize cardiac services and emergency treatment.
  • Further N.E.M.A.’s mission through the grantee’s own projects, and communicates N.E.M.A.’s mission of trauma prevention.
  • Conduct research to improve life expectancy of cardiac and trauma victims.

To apply, a grant seeker must submit a proposal written in clear, concise language with all technical terms defined.

The proposal should include the following:

  1. The purpose and service of the applicant’s organization.
  2. The activity for which you seek funding as well as the intended benefit and result.
  3. The people to be served and the significance of the project to the recipients.
  4. The total cost of the proposed project and the amount being requested from N.E.M.A.
  5. All funding sources for the project including long-term if intended to be continued.
  6. A statement of how the funds will be spent and an explanation of how the project will be implemented and by whom. This statement should also demonstrate that the activities could be completed capably and with maximum, positive effects.
  7. A statement of how the results, or information about the project, will be disseminated to the public, and how N.E.M.A. will be credited.
  8. A written agreement to issue, in a timely manner, a public press release announcing the grant and N.E.M.A.’s participation.

The following or their equivalent should also accompany the proposal:

  1. A detailed budget for the activity for which funding is requested.
  2. A statement of the amounts and sources of funds already secured and other sources expected to be utilized to cover the budget.
  3. The most recent annual report of your organization, including financial statements.
  4. If you are a tax-exempt organization, please enclose a copy of your 501(c)(3) I.R.S. determination letter.
  5. A list of all members of your Board of Directors.

Submit your grant proposal to:

Kelly A. Herzog, President
National Emergency Medicine Association
P.O. Box 1039, Edgewood, MD 21040

Thank you for considering N.E.M.A. as a participant in your project. We regret that we are unable to support every proposal submitted to us, but we encourage you to continue your efforts, and sincerely hope that they will result in the successful fulfillment of your mission.

Best regards,
Grant Administrator