Now Accepting Applications




CREATE assists private and public organizations in improving and expanding the emergency medical and trauma system in Colorado. Applicants must have as their purpose the provision of emergency medical and trauma services in Colorado to be eligible. This grant program is intended to provide funding to EMTS agencies for education and training of emergency medical and trauma service providers working in Colorado only.


Quick Facts About CREATE

Click here for the full 2016-2017 Guidelines. Please read
through the entire document for important information
about this grant program before beginning the application

• Applicants must provide a standard 50 percent cash match,
unless they apply for a waiver of this requirement. Click
here for more information about applying for a financial

• Applicants must be entities whose purpose is a provision of
emergency medical or trauma services within Colorado.
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.

To access the CREATE grant application, you must complete
the 5 pre-application steps first. Once you have completed
these steps, you will receive full access to apply for the
program. Once an application is reviewed and scored by the

General CREATE Dates and Deadlines

Deadlines Grant Yr 16-17 -with courses

***APPLY NOW FOR MAY 8TH DEADLINE! Eligible courses extended to start date of June 14th – October 23rd***


Click here for Financial Waiver Dates and Deadlines


Grant Workshops:

  • Thursday, May 18th, 2017 – 10-11am at Pueblo City-County Health Department in Pueblo


  • Thursday, May 25th, 2017 – 2-4pm at West Routt Fire Protection District in Hayden

Contact Allison Dellwo at or call 720.248.2742

Senate Bill 34 created the Emergency Medical Trauma System grant program in 1989. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE) administers the EMTS Provider Grant program, and the Colorado Rural Health Center manages the education and training portion, known as CREATE (Colorado Resource for Emergency and Trauma Education). Applications for CREATE must be submitted through the Colorado Rural Health Center (CRHC), separately from applications to the EMTS Provider Grant program, which are submitted to CDPHE.