EMS-Trauma Systems Funding

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These programs work to fund EMS agencies, hospitals, RAC's and other association agencies with monies funded through grants.  


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ECA Training Fund
EMS Allotment Fund
Governor's Extraordinary Emergency Fund       
Local Project Grants

Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution   


ECA Training Fund

Purpose:

The Department of State Health Services (DSHS) is required by the 77th Texas Legislature, Health and Safety Code (HSC) 773.025, House Bill (HB) 2446, to facilitate initial training of Emergency Care Attendants (ECA) in rural or underserved areas of the state. Funds have been allocated to DSHS for the purpose of providing training grants to Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Training Programs, Coordinators and/or Instructors to conduct the ECA classes in or near communities that lack local EMS training resources.

Eligibility:

Eligible organizations include department licensed EMS providers and registered first responder organizations located in a rural or underserved areas. You must have at least three people who are interested in taking the training and are willing to commit a year of service to your organization after achieving ECA certification.

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EMS Allotment Fund

Purpose:

A licensed EMS Provider that provides 911 and\or emergency transfers may be eligible for funding through the Emergency Medical Services and Trauma Care System Account (911 fund), the Emergency Medical Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 fund) and the Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services Fund (3588 fund).

Eligibility:

Licensed EMS providers must meet ALL RAC eligibility/participation requirements for the previous year, including meeting attendance, participation in performance improvement activities, as requested and utilization of the RAC’s regional trauma plan protocols.

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Governor's Extraordinary Emergency Fund

Purpose:

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.

Eligibility:

Eligible organizations include department licensed EMS providers, department registered first responder organizations and licensed hospitals.

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Local Project Grants

Purpose:

Local Projects Grant funding supports and improves the development of the Texas Emergency Health Care System by providing funds for projects that may include: eligible equipment and supplies, injury-prevention projects and continuing education programs. 

Eligibility:

Eligible organizations include department licensed EMS providers, department registered first responder organizations, Regional EMS/Trauma Advisory Councils (RACs), approved EMS education organizations, and pre-hospital injury prevention organizations.

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Uncompensated Trauma Care Fund Distribution

Purpose:

The trauma care funding program enacted by House Bill (HB) 3588, 78th Texas Legislature, stipulates that 96% of the funds accumulated in the DTF/EMS Account be distributed to eligible Texas hospitals to reimburse a portion of their uncompensated trauma care.

Eligibility:

Eligible applicants for the hospital allocation must be a designated trauma facility by the application due date or meet “in active pursuit of trauma designation” requirements by the application due date.

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Fund Distribution:

FY 2014- September
FY 2014- July
FY 2013- May
FY 2013- September
FY 2013- July

 

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Last updated September 12, 2014