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Colorado Resource for Emergency And Trauma Education (CREATE) Grant

Grants to Colorado EMS Providers for Staff Training

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Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC)

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Grants to Colorado emergency medical and trauma service providers for education and training activities that enhance services in both rural and urban areas. Applicants must complete the pre-application process prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended for tuition, required course fees, specific prerequisites, course books, National Registry exams, reasonable travel, and cards to demonstrate successful completion of a standard course of instruction.

Eligible applicants may request up to 50 percent of eligible expenses for initial training and continuing education to maintain skills and certification of current staff, or initial training for new staff (CREATE can fund a larger portion of eligible costs if the applicant has applied and been approved for a financial waiver of the 50 percent match).

For details on eligible grant requests, see:

Applications to attend conferences will be accepted for review where the subject matter is directly related to the provision of EMS or trauma care and or development of EMS or trauma leadership.

For details on travel and conference guidelines, see:

For details on National Registry requirements for course participants, see:

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 177337

Term of Contract:

Courses must have a start date at least 30 days but no more than five months following the desired ERC review date to be considered for funding.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Participants must have as their purpose the provision of emergency medical and trauma services in the state of Colorado to be eligible. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Ambulance agencies
- Fire agencies
- State and local governing agencies
- Training facilities
- Hospitals and Clinics
- Special Districts
- Other public and private providers of EMS and trauma services

Individuals may not apply for CREATE.

CREATE participants within an entity’s application must be a current member of an EMS or trauma agency, or sponsored by an EMS or trauma entity and meet the standards for employment by the entity.

For details on ineligible grant requests, see the Guidelines document:

Pre-Application Information:

The next application deadline is April 13, 2020.

To access the CREATE grant application, you must complete the pre-application steps first. Once you have completed these steps, you will receive full access to the online application. Once an application is reviewed and scored by the CREATE Expert Review Committee (ERC), results are emailed within 10 business days.

An entity can submit multiple applications during the same grant year, but must go through the pre-application process each time. Multiple courses can also be included in each application.

Applicants are allowed to remain in the pre-application stage, as needed, if there is a delay in completing and submitting an application. Applicants will be notified at the end of the grant fiscal year (June 30th) and will need to start the application process from the beginning for the new grant year unless an exemption is requested in writing by the applicant to keep their pre-application status open.

CREATE is a reimbursement grant program.

Applicants must provide a 50 percent cash match, unless they apply for a waiver of this requirement. The cash match may not be state funds appropriated from the HUTF EMS Account.


- Application Submission Deadline: December 2, 2019
- ERC Review Date: December 17, 2019
- Eligible Course Start Range: January 16, 2020‐May 17, 2020

- Application Submission Deadline: January 13, 2020
- ERC Review Date: January 28, 2020
- Eligible Course Start Range: February 27, 2020‐June 28, 2020

- Application Submission Deadline: February 10, 2020
- ERC Review Date: February 25, 2020
- Eligible Course Start Range: March 26, 2020‐July 25, 2020

- Application Submission Deadline: March 9, 2020
- ERC Review Date: March 24, 2020
- Eligible Course Start Range: April 23, 2020‐August 24, 2020

- Application Submission Deadline: April 13, 2020
- ERC Review Date: April 28, 2020
- Eligible Course Start Range: May 28, 2020‐September 28, 2020

- Application Submission Deadline: May 11, 2020
- ERC Review Date: May 26, 2020
- Eligible Course Start Range: June 25, 2020‐October 26, 2020

- Application Submission Deadline: June 8, 2020
- ERC Review Date: June 23, 2020
- Eligible Course Start Range: July 23, 2020‐November 23, 2020


Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Begin the application process:

Ron Seedorf, CREATE Grants Manager

Colorado Rural Health Center
3033 S. Parker Rd., Ste. 606
Aurora, CO 80014

Please contact CDPHE at 303-692-2991 for assistance with the CEMSIS Portal including log-in password assistance.

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