Grants & awards

Grants Awarded Since 2024

The SLV RETAC is committed to supporting EMS activities within the counties of our RETAC. To help accomplish this, the RETAC board has instituted a funding process for anyone involved in EMS activities within our counties.

Grant Guidelines – This will be an evolving document as we develop this process but should provide some assistance.

15 Components of the EMTS System – The list of categories we can spend regional funds within.

Grant Application – Must be filled out for each entity or individual looking to receive such grant.  As noted at the bottom it must be approved by the county representing group or the County Commissioners.

Vendor Disclosure Statement Form – This is a required state document for all state and federal funds.

W-9 Form – Must be completed by the applicant.

EMS Profile – Must be completed by the applicant.

Apply for funds – EMTS Funding program RFA # 42420

The EMTS Funding Program is now accepting applications for the fiscal year 2025 funding cycle. Click the link below to access the grant application via the ZoomGrants application portal.

For the state fiscal year 2025, approximately $4.3 million is projected to be available to fund grant projects to improve and expand Colorado’s emergency medical and trauma services system. Program rules and requirements can be found in the FY 2025 EMTS Funding Guide. All applicants must submit a recently updated organizational profile to apply for funding.

Funds are available on a reimbursement basis to organizations that have the provision of EMS and trauma services as their primary purpose. This generally includes ambulance services, first response agencies, acute care medical facilities, fire agencies, rescue groups, communications centers, training centers and other public or private providers of emergency medical and trauma services in Colorado.


FY 2025 Grant Application – RFA#42420

2025 Funding Guide

Application FAQ

Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program Emergency Medical Services Supplement — Apply by Apr. 25. Health Resource Services Administration’s Federal Office of Rural Health Policy will award approximately $250,000 per year to eight State Offices of Rural Health recipients funded under the Medicare Rural Hospital Flexibility Program to establish or expand EMS services and address rural-specific EMS workforce challenges. Throughout the five-year grant, the offices will provide technical assistance and work with at least five participating EMS agencies within their state to strengthen financial and operational strategies and improve workforce recruitment and retention. More information click here.