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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 urban and rural EMTS agencies for education and training of emergency medical and trauma service providers working in Colorado only.


Grant Guide and Application Instructions

Click here to access the Grant Guide containing detailed application instructions.

Financial Waiver Guide and Application

Click here to download the financial waiver application guide.

CREATE Workshop Recording

Learn everything you need to know about applying for CREATE by watching this workshop recording!

Quick Facts About CREATE

Click here for the full CREATE 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 pre-application steps first
. Once you have completed
these steps, you will receive full access to apply for the
program. Complete applications are reviewed on a monthly basis.


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.