Stephens Backs Grants to EMS Companies
HARRISBURG—Rep. Todd Stephens (R-Montgomery) joined a bipartisan majority of his House colleagues in unanimously passing legislation to make $25 million in grant money available for Emergency Medical Services (EMS) to offset COVID-19 impacts. Gov. Tom Wolf signed it into law Feb. 10.

This funding is on top of the $225 million relief plan for health care facilities and frontline workers passed by the General Assembly and signed into law last week.

“Our EMS are facing difficult financial challenges in responding to the COVID-19 pandemic, especially in communities where residents live far from hospitals and depend on ambulance and other emergency care workers to provide immediate care,” Stephens said. “We need to reduce the financial burden from these companies to keep them operating and saving lives.”

Senate Bill 739, now Act 10 of 2022, will allocate a total of $25 million in federal disaster relief funds to be distributed under the Emergency Medical Services COVID-19 Recovery Grant Program. EMS companies will be able to apply for these funds through the Office of the State Fire Commissioner.

Representative Todd Stephens
151st District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives