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Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment | Emergency Medical and Trauma Services

Apply for Funds

 

Overview

 

Annually, approximately $6.7 million in funding is available for improving and expanding Colorado’s Emergency Medical and Trauma Services (EMTS) system. Of this, $500,000 will be set aside for education grants through the Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education (CREATE) program, and $150,000 will be set aside for emergency grants. Up to 10% of the total grant funds available can be awarded as system improvement funding, approximately $670,000, and the rest is available for EMTS provider grant awards.

 

Eligibility

 

Funds are available on a reimbursement basis to organizations that have the provision of EMS and trauma services as their primary purpose. This includes EMS agencies, facilities, clinics, fire agencies, training centers, community colleges and other public and private providers of emergency medical and trauma services in Colorado.

 

Please click below for more information on the different types of funding available.

 

Grant Application Categories

 

  • Ambulances and Other Vehicles
  • Communications
  • Data Collection
  • EMS and Trauma Equipment
  • Injury Prevention
  • Personnel and Services
  • Recruitment and Retention
  • Other

 

A 50% match is required, and there is a financial waiver process for organizations that cannot meet the match. 

 

Following grant submission, applicants will be invited to participate in several hearings where the applications will be scored.  The remaining FY15 provider grant hearings and dates are:

 

  • SEMTAC Provider Grant Hearings -- May 15-16; CDPHE, C1E.

 

Please refer to the FY15 Provider Grant Scoring Tool and the FY15 Evaluator Guide for information on how your grant request will be scored.  More information regarding the hearings will be released closer to these dates.

Grant Application Categories

 

  • Regional Medical Direction
  • System Improvement
  • Technical Assistance
  • Conference and Forum Support
  • RETAC Operations

 

These requests are for projects that impact the state regionally or as a whole. There are no match requirements for system improvement funding.

 

Following grant submission, applicants for FY15 system improvement funding will be invited to participate in a hearing where the applications will be scored with the SEMTAC Public Policy & Finance Committee on April 9 at 10 a.m. in the Sabin Room at CDPHE.

 

Please refer to the FY15 System Improvement Scoring Tool and the FY15 Evaluator Guide for information on how your grant request will be scored.  Applicants for the Regional Medical Direction category should refer to the FY15 Regional Medical Direction Checklist and the FY15 Regional Medical Direction Deliverables Guide for more information about the changes to this category.

Apply for an education grant through the Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education (CREATE) Program. Currently open and accepting applications.

Colorado's emergency grant program assists private and public Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and trauma providers who experience emergencies that seriously jeopardize the level of emergency medical services available within their service area. Applicants must have as their purpose the provision of emergency medical and trauma services in the state of Colorado to be eligible.

 

In addition to meeting the standard eligibility requirement, the emergency fund applicant must be able to demonstrate that the request for funds is a true emergency and, if funds are not received, will degrade the quality of, or eliminate access to, local EMS and trauma care.

 

To apply:

 

  1. Read the FY15 Funding Guide.
  2. Get your username and password for www.cemsis.com.
  3. Log in, update and submit your 2014 organizational profile.
  4. Complete and submit your emergency grant application.

 

You will be notified within 2 business days of receipt.

  

Contact Information

 

For CEMSIS portal technical help, usernames and passwords call 303-692-2990.

 

For questions on the various funding programs, please contact your local RETAC coordinator or one of the following Funding Program staff:

 

Jeanne-Marie Bakehouse

Funding Program Manager

303-692-2987

Michael Gerber

Grants and Communications Coordinator

303-692-2991