Department of State Health Services’ EMS Local Projects Grant Program

What is Department of State Health Services’ EMS Local Projects Grant Program?

The Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma System Coordination is responsible for managing Local Projects Grant (LPG) funding. The source of funds is from the Permanent Emergency Medical Service and Trauma Care Tobacco Endowment funds. The purpose of the LPG funds is to support and improve the development of the Texas Emergency Health Care System and increase the availability and quality of emergency pre-hospital health care.

Who are eligible for the Department of State Health Services’ EMS Local Projects Grant Program?

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

How to apply for the Department of State Health Services’ EMS Local Projects Grant Program?

The application for LPGs is referred to as a Request for Proposal (RFP). The RFP contains all of the eligibility requirements, as well as, the application instructions and forms. The RFP will open in Spring 2011 and will be posted on the Electronic State Business Daily web site.

How much funding is available for the Department of State Health Services’ EMS Local Projects Grant Program?

Historically, about $1 million has been available for funding LPG awards each year.

Where to send applications for the Department of State Health Services’ EMS Local Projects Grant Program?

Applications must be submitted to:

P.O. Box 149347
Austin, TX 78714-9347

For more information on the Department of State Health Services’ EMS Local Projects Grant Program, contact:

Linda Reyes at Linda.reyes@dshs.state.tx.us
Phone: 512-834-6684

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