PUBLIC LAW 93-154-NOV. 16, 1973
596 Application requirements.
'* (d) An application for a grant or contract under this section shall— "(1) demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Secretary the need of the area for which the study and planning will be done for an emergency medical services system; "(2) contain assurances satisfactory to the Secretary that the applicant is qualified to plan an emergency medical services system for such area; and "(3) contain assurances satisfactory to the Secretary that the planning will be conducted in cooperation (A) with each section 314(b) area wide health planning agency whose section 314(b) plan covers (in whole or in part) such area, and (B) with any emergency medical services council or other entity responsible for review and evaluation of the provision of emergency medical services in such area. "(e) The amount of any grant under this section shall be determined by the Secretary. "GRANTS A N D CONTRACTS FOR ESTABLISHING A N D I N I T I A L OPERATION
Contracts with eligible entities. Post, p. 598.
Coordination with state-wide system. Emergency facilities, modernization.
Additional grant or contract.
1203. (a) The Secretary may make grants to and enter into contracts with eligible entities (as defined in section 1206(a)) for the establishment and initial operation of emergency medical services .systems. "(b) Special consideration shall be given to applications for grants and contracts for systems which will coordinate with statewide emergency medical services system. "(c)(1) Grants and contracts under this section may be used for the modernization of facilities for emergency medical services systems and other costs of establishment and initial operation. "(2) Each grant or contract under this section shall be made for costs of establishment and operation in the year for which the grant or contract is made. If a grant or contract is made under this section for a system, the Secretary may make one additional grant or contract for that system if he determines, after a review of the first nine months' activities of the applicant carried out under the first grant or contract, that the applicant is satisfactorily progressing in the establishment and operation of the system in accordance with the plan contained in his application (pursuant to section 1206(b)(4)) for the first grant or contract. "(3) No grant or contract may be made under this section for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1976, to an entity which did not receive a iirant or contract under this section for the preceding fiscal year. "(4) Subject to section 1206(f) — " (A) the amount of the first grant or contract under this section for an emergency medical services system may not exceed (i) 50 per centum of the establishment and operation costs (as determined pursuant to regulations of the Secretary) of the system for the year for which the grant or contract is made, or (ii) in the case of applications which demonstrate an exceptional need for financial assistance, 75 per centum of such costs for such year; and •'SEC.