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STOP THE BLEED Grants and Scholarships

Apr 19, 2021

Stop the BleedSTOP THE BLEED® is a national campaign to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives.  Launched as a White House initiative, it is sponsored by a wide scale public-private partnership involving the US Department of Defense, the US Department of Homeland Security, the American College of Surgeons, the American Red Cross, the Stop the Bleed Coalition and many other prominent organizations.

The National STOP THE BLEED® Day Project is one of the major efforts to create awareness of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign and consists of a series of programs that capstone on National STOP THE BLEED® Day, scheduled for May 20, 2021 this year.

Of interest to EMS:

The STOP THE BLEED® Scholarship program, now in its 3rd year, offers scholarships to high school students and STOP THE BLEED® kits to the winning students' schools. National Scholarships offer high school students an opportunity to write an essay or make a video about the importance of STOP THE BLEED®.  New for this year, the Frontline Families Scholarships are open to any high school student whose parent or guardian has been working on the frontlines since the pandemic began, including EMT, EMS, police, firefighter, nurse/healthcare worker, teachers, food service workers, and others.

The STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit grant program provides the STOP THE BLEED® Training Kit to organizations conducting the American College of Surgeons STOP THE BLEED® training course or are planning to do so. These kits are valued at $1,000 and are a best in class set of training tools for in person training. Applications are open to eligible U.S. based organizations (government entities, schools, non-profit organizations, civic groups, faith-based organizations).

These programs are sponsored by the Stop the Bleed Coalition, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to support the growth of the STOP THE BLEED® campaign.