Attention EMS Providers
A licensed EMS Provider that provides 911 and\or
emergency transfers may be eligible for funding through the Emergency Medical
Services and Trauma Care System Account (911 fund), the Emergency Medical
Services, Trauma Facilities, and Trauma Care System Fund (1131 fund) and the
Designated Trauma Facility and Emergency Medical Services Fund (3588 fund).
During the next three months we will provide the
ability for you to check your organization's funding eligibility on the Excel
spreadsheets on the lower part of this web page. The spreadsheets will be
updated as new reports are received from your Regional Advisory Council (RAC). They will show if your organization has met
requirements for RAC participation, Expenditure Reporting and Contract
verification, in three separate columns. A “N/A” in a field indicates that
particular requirement does not apply to your organization. A “NO” or blank
field in ANY column indicates you are NOT eligible for funding.
RAC Eligibility Requirements
You must meet ALL RAC
eligibility/participation requirements for the previous year, including meeting
attendance, participation in performance improvement activities, as requested
and utilization of the RAC’s regional trauma plan protocols Acknowledge Utilization of RAC Protocols.
The "Met RAC
Eligibility Requirements" column will be updated as reports are received
from your local RAC office. We expect
the "Met RAC Eligibility Requirements" column will be updated for all
providers by late November 2016.
Submission of all
appropriate expenditure reports to the RAC for the fiscal year ending 8/31/16. This requirement applies if your organization
received EMS Allotment/Allocation funds for FY 2015. We expect the “Expenditure
Report” column will be updated for all providers by late November 2016. You may
contact your RAC with questions about your expenditure documentation
In order to be
considered for funding in any county outside your county of licensure, we must
have a copy of your contract or Confirmation Form for emergency medical services
you provide within that county(ies). For FY 2017 consideration, funding
rules require contracts or letters of agreement must be dated
and submitted to the department on or
before August 31, 2016.
If you have questions regarding the contract and/or Confirmation Form, contact:
Susana Gutierrez, Contracts Specialist
Phone: (512) 834-6700 EXT 2377
Indra Hernandez, Contracts Manager
Phone: (512) 834-6669
How Much Money is Distributed?
Funding is dependent on
the amount of money available in the accounts and calculation of the funding
formula. The formula includes a trauma service area’s geographic size, its
population, and the number of eligible emergency healthcare runs (trauma AND
medical) submitted to the DSHS State EMS/Trauma Registry. The total allotment/allocation
available for fiscal year 2016 distribution was $3.7 million.
RAC Distribution Plan
Funds are disbursed through your RAC. Another factor which determines how much funding your organization may receive is your RAC's distribution plan. Contact staff in your RAC office for details regarding distribution of EMS Allotment funds.
Statute and Rules
Health & Safety Code: 773.122
Texas Administrative Code: §157.130 (d) and §157.131 (d).
Contact information for your Trauma Service Area RAC.
Potential Eligible EMS Providers for FY 2017 EMS Allotment/Allocation Funding
Provider Eligibility - Alpha list
Provider Eligibility - TSA list
Provider Eligibility spreadsheets are up-to-date as of 10/14/2016.
For more information, please e-mail Susana Gutierrez or Indra Hernandez.