EMS Local Projects Grant Program

The Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma System Coordination is responsible for managing Local Projects Grant (LPG) funding. The purpose of 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.

EMS Local Projects Grant Application is being redirected.
The Department of State Health Services (DSHS or Department), Office of Emergency Medical Services Trauma Systems (OEMS/TS) (Program) will continue with the implemented process for EMS Local Project Grant (LPG) funding through the local Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) when funding becomes available. 
Watch for an announcement from your local Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for information on the process to provide support and enhancement to the pre-hospital Emergency Medical Services (EMS) and trauma care systems. Information on Regional Advisory Councils (RACs) can be found at: http://dshs.texas.gov/emstraumasystems/etrarac.shtm.


Frequently asked questions

Who is eligible for funding?

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.

What types of projects are funded through LPGs?

EMS personnel certification training, specialty training related to pre-hospital health care management, communication equipment, patient care equipment and non-disposable supplies, injury-prevention projects, continuing education programs and the purchase of an ambulance. We also fund accreditation fees paid to CoAEMSP and CAAHEP by department-approved paramedic education programs seeking initial CoAEMSP accreditation.  

How are “non-disposable supplies” defined?

Non-disposable supplies are supplies not designed to be thrown away.  For example, suction machines are an eligible supply item, but we would not consider funding the disposable canisters for suction machines. 

How can I apply?

Please contact your local Regional Advisory Council (RAC) for information on this process.  When funds are available, each RAC has completed a Spending Plan that is reviewed and approved by DSHS before providing funds.   


Health & Safety Code, Chapter 773, Emergency Medical Services - § 773.119. GRANT PROGRAM

For additional information about Local Projects Grants, contact:

Indra Hernandez

Last updated February 19, 2019