(1) An application for a grant to acquire or lease an ambulance or emergency response vehicles or equipment funds must include a statement indicating how the emergency medical service meets the following criteria. A proposed budget must be submitted with the application indicating how grants will be used.
(2) The department will review applications and rank based on the following weighted criteria:
(a) 50% -demonstrated need, including fleet status;
(b) 5% -size of the geographic area;
(c) 5% -distance from other emergency medical service providers in the geographic region;
(d) 5% -distance from the closest hospital;
(e) 5% -number of calls in the previous calendar year;
(f) 5% -number of volunteer emergency medical technicians on the active duty roster; and
(g) 25% -percentage of medical calls that are vehicle related.