Evers, DHS announce nearly $32M to support EMS providers in nearly every Wisconsin county
WISCONSIN (CBS 58) -- Governor Tony Evers and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) Secretary-designee Karen Timberlake announced Tuesday $32 million in emergency medical services Flex Grants have been awarded to 442 EMS providers in nearly every county across the state.
During his State of the State address, Gov. Evers announced a $12 million investment into EMS Flex Grants. On Tuesday, Evers announced an additional $20 million based on "substantial need" in communities across the state.
“For years, our local partners have been asked to do more with less, and so many communities have had to cut back on services like public safety across our state. Our EMS providers are often the first on the scene, providing critical care when we need them the most—especially over these past few years—and I know these folks are stretched thin,” said Gov. Evers. “This funding is going to provide much needed support to our EMS providers across the state to help ensure they have the tools and resources they need to meet the needs in their communities and continue their life-saving work.”
A full list of EMS Flex Grant awardees is available here.