Emergency Medical Services Grant Program

Macon County – Thirteen Central Illinois organizations have been selected to receive a total of $100,000 in emergency medical services (EMS) grant funding in honor of EMS Week. This funding is part of the $1 million Moving Forward grant program established by the Heart of Illinois Community Foundation and Decatur Earthmover Credit Union.

EMS grant funding supports local firefighters, police, and EMT’s in their efforts to keep our communities safe. Funds will be used to acquire, repair, improve or upgrade emergency medical services systems or equipment, and for specialized training.

2024 Moving Forward EMS Grant Recipients

  • $25,000, Richland Community College, EMS/EMT Program Endowed Scholarship
  • $24,000, Piatt County Sheriff Department, Department Equipment Upgrades
  • $18,000, Decatur Fire Department, Medical Training Mannequins
  • $6,000, Blue Mound Police Department, Equipment Needs
  • $5,000, Paris Police Department, Shop with a Cop and Equipment Needs
  • $5,000, Mt. Zion Fire Department
  • $4,000, Kirby Ambulance Service
  • $2,500, Paris Fire Department
  • $2,500, Argenta-Oreana Fire Department
  • $2,000 Bement Fire Protection District
  • $2,000, Blue Mound Fire Department
  • $2,000, Mid-Piatt Fire Protection District (White Heath, Mansfield, Monticello)
  • $2,000, Monticello Fire Department

Questions about the EMS grants should be directed to Natalie Beck at nbeck@heartofillinois.org or 217.429.3000.