Governor's Extraordinary Emergency Fund

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Funding is set aside each fiscal year from the EMS and Trauma Care System Account (911 Funds), the Trauma Facilities and Trauma Care System Fund (enacted by Senate Bill 1131, 78th Legislature) and the Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services Account (enacted by House Bill 3588, 78th Legislature) to support the emergent, unexpected needs of EMS providers or DSHS-approved organizations. Proposals are evaluated based on impact to the regional or statewide EMS/trauma system. DSHS EMS field staff participate in the evaluation process.

Eligible applicants include:

  • licensed EMS providers

  • registered first responder organizations

  • licensed hospitals

Your application must include a description of the following:

  1. The Extraordinary Emergency Fund Checklist.

  2. A written proposal. Describe the recent extraordinary emergency event that has occurred and the impact to your service. Explain how denial of this request for funding will affect your community. Describe alternative solutions you have sought to resolve your emergency. Describe the types of subsidy you receive from the community.

  3. Budget documentation for the last quarter (income/expense/savings statements).

  4. Invoice(s) or quoted price for the item(s) you need.

Include complete answers to the following questions to assist us with the evaluation of your proposal in determining a funding recommendation.

  • Did this need arise suddenly?

  • Does budget documentation represent typical income/revenue funds appropriate for operating an organization of this size?

  • Will our assistance maintain the level of your service? Emergency funds are not intended to expand your service.

  • If requesting equipment, describe how the replacement item(s) compares to the original piece of equipment. Is the replacement item an upgrade?

  • Does your organization participate in the Regional Advisory Council?

You may return the above application packet to us by fax (512/834-6611), email Susana Gutierrez or postal service at Office of EMS/Trauma Systems, Department of State Health Services, MC 1876, P O Box 149347, Austin, TX 78714-9347.

For additional information, contact Susana Gutierrez at 512/834-6700, extension 2377.

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Last updated October 08, 2014