Apply for funds - EMTS Funding program RFA # 41271

The application period for the 2024 EMTS Funding Program RFA #41271 closed on Feb. 15, 2023. For the fiscal year 2024, approximately 4.8 million in grant funding is available to organizations that provide emergency medical or trauma services in Colorado. The fiscal year 2025 funding program application will open in mid-December. Program eligibility, rules and requirements are found in the EMTS Funding Guide. A recently updated organizational profile is required to apply for funding.

Application period

Provider grant and system improvement funding applications are accepted starting in mid-December through Feb. 15 of each year. Applications are accepted via the EMTS ZoomGrants portal. Applicants must log into a new or existing ZoomGrants account to apply for funding.

Pre-application deadline

A complete pre-application must be submitted before Feb. 8, 2023. Once the pre-application is approved, the full application will be made available to the applicant. Early submission of both the pre-application and full application is strongly encouraged. 

Important program dates

December 17: Provider and system improvement grant application period opens
January 1-30: Educational grant workshops held 
February 8: Pre-application deadline
February 15: Provider and system improvement grant application period closes
February 24: Financial waiver review session
March 10 - April 21: Regional grant reviews are conducted - View review dates
May 13 and 14: SEMTAC grant review sessions
June 30: Public notice of grant awards announced

Profile required

All agencies applying for EMTS funding must update their EMTS organizational profile information form. An organizational profile gatekeeper must be established to submit updates to your profile. For more information, see the EMTS organizational profiles page

Contracting resources

If awarded funds, most grantees will be issued a statement of work that details the project specifics. After the statement of work is signed by the grantee's authorized agent, the grantee will receive an executed purchase order. Projects funded for over $150,000 or containing direct personal services require a contract agreement.

If applying for funds, you should review the following documents first. These provisions and terms must be adhered to if funded for an EMTS grant award.

Match and reimbursement

If funded, provider grant awardees must provide matching funds. The standard match is 50% of the project cost. All items or services must be delivered to the grantee and paid in full to be eligible for reimbursement.

Financial waiver

A waiver to the standard 50% match is available. Applicants can apply for a reduced match of 40, 30, 20 or 10 percent.

Those that wish to apply for a financial waiver are required to answer additional questions and provide financial documents in the grant application. A financial waiver hearing is conducted to determine if the applicant will be granted the requested financial waiver. If an applicant applies and is denied a financial waiver, their application will not continue on through the grant review process.

Application review

Applications are reviewed based on the criteria set in the EMTS funding program scoring tools found below.

Provider grant applications are reviewed and scored by a regional RETAC review committee and the statewide SEMTAC review committee. Scores from each review committee are averaged and combined to form a final grant application score. 

System improvement grant applications are only reviewed by the SEMTAC during the April public policy and finance committee meeting. 

Each of the 11 RETACs holds its application review in either March or April of each year. The SEMTAC provider grant application reviews take place in mid-May of each year.

Funding awards

Provider grant applications are ranked based on the combined final grant application score. Funding awards are based on the rank of the application relative to the total amount available to fund for that fiscal year. Approximately 6.7 million dollars were awarded in the fiscal year 2023.