Community Paramedicine Grants
Through this initiative, we seek to support the expansion of community paramedicine (CP) programs across California, providing funding to LEMSAs that are pursuing CP or Triage to Alternate Destinations (TAD).
The CARESTAR Foundation is pleased to announce the availability of grant funds to support the expansion of community paramedicine (CP) programs across California.
These grants are intended to provide funding to LEMSAs that are pursuing CP or Triage to Alternate Destination (TAD) models. This is not a competitive process; grants are available on a first-come, first-served basis to all LEMSAs, after their CP or TAD application (or both) has been approved by EMSA.
Grants will range from $50,000 to $200,000, depending on the program and providers. The award amount will be calculated as follows:
$100,000 for CP programs
$50,000 for TAD programs
Supplemental funds for two or more participating providers
Funding can be used to support a variety of CP-related activities, as identified locally (e.g., training, implementation, etc.). Applications will be accepted as long as funding is available through December 2023.
Eligibility and Requirements
Must be a LEMSA
Must have secured (or be in the process of securing) CA EMSA program approval for CP or TAD application (or both)
Once submitted, applications will be approved within 2-4 weeks
Grantees will meet with CARESTAR approximately half way through the grant period
A brief report will be required at the end of the grant period
*Many thanks to CVS Health for providing supplemental grant funding for this program.