EMS Workforce Recruitment & Retention Program

EMS Workforce Recruitment & Retention Program

EMS Workforce Recruitment & Retention Program

Overview

 

The Texas Legislature is providing $21.7 million to distribute towards funding EMS recruitment, retention, and education.  NCTTRAC is providing scholarship funding to qualified Department of State Health Services (DSHS) licensed EMS providers to increase the EMS workforce within TSA-E.

NCTTRAC will make scholarships available based on DSHS criteria, with special attention given to rural and underserved areas.

Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis and will be applied to in-person, online, or hybrid EMS courses (EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic).

Top Three Goals 

 

1  Increase personnel actively working on an ambulance

2  Retain currently certified personnel

3  Reduce the burden in rural & underserved areas

DSHS Definitions

 

RURAL

An area or county with less than 50,000 in population.

 

UNDERSERVED

A county or area in which the minimum level of EMS care is diminished or does not exist.

Program Qualifications

 
Scholarship Applicants must have the minimum qualifications to apply:

 

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be employed / conditionally hired by a sponsoring EMS Provider

 

*The completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted and approved by NCTTRAC prior to the Scholarship Applicant(s) proposed course start date.*

 
EMS Providers must have the minimum qualifications to sponsor Scholarship Applicants:
  
  • Must be an approved DSHS-licensed EMS Provider in good standing
  • Must have a valid Taxpayer Identification Number
  • Must meet RAC participation requirements

 

*The completed application and all supporting documents must be submitted and approved by NCTTRAC prior to the Scholarship Applicant(s) proposed course start date.*

EMS education programs must meet the minimum qualifications:
  
  • Must be a DSHS-approved EMS education program in good standing
  • EMS course length must be as follows:

           – EMT: 120 days or less

           – AEMT: 240 days or less

           – Paramedic: 365 days or less

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How Do I Find A School or Employer? 

Click on the county to see a list of all EMS Providers and EMS Education Programs within that area.

 
Collin                   Cooke                      Dallas             
Denton                Ellis                           Erath                   
Fannin                  Grayson                   Hood                     
Hunt                      Johnson                 Kaufman
Navarro              Palo Pinto             Parker             
Rockwall           Somervell             Tarrant             
                                   Wise

 

                         Online Options

 

*Rural counties with less than 50,000 in population

 

Trauma Service Area-E

(NCTTRAC Coverage) 

Sample Application Packet

 

Documents below are for reference only, not to be used for application submission.

Click thumbnails below to view.

 

Part 1                                                                                                    Part 2

EMS Provider Affidavit of Eligibility & Agreement                              EMS Education Scholarship Funding Application

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