FRETAC Mini Grants

Competitive Mini Grants

The Foothills RETAC Mini-Grant cycle for this year is now open. The grant application and grant guidelines are available by clicking the button below.

Applications are due into the RETAC office by: November 11, 2016 via e-mail at: No hard copies should be sent.

Scoring will take place on November 16th at St Anthony Hospital Conference Room A-B.

 We will set aside time for each grant request for hearings/scoring that day. We will contact you about hearing times when we get a complete list of requests.

PLEASE read the guidelines and Q&A Section carefully for signature and sending requirements.

Also, please keep in mind that we only have $25,000 to give out. Applicants should keep this in mind. Our average grant request is for approximately $2,000-$3,000.

County Mini Grants

Each year a letter is sent to each set of our county commissioners. The letter states that $5,000 is available to them for”Basic EMS Needs”. It is up to each set of commissioners as to how the funds are spent and who will decide where the funds go. This is also a reimbursement process now. The RETAC retains copies of all County Expenditures.

Last year’s County funds were used for some great projects! For instance:

  • Boulder County hosted another amazing EMS Conference
  • Clear Creek purchased communication equipment
  • Jefferson County purchased CPR mannequins
  • Grand County purchase Education supplies/equipment
  • Gilpin County modified their MCI trailer

All awesome projects for sure, and well-needed!

Other Grants

Colorado Rural Health Grant Program

The Colorado Rural Health Program has very specific grants available for RURAL EMS agencies. The RETAC has received numerous AEDs through this grant and will receive 3 more this year. Their website can be found at:

CREATE Education Grants

Educational Grants can be obtained through the CDPHE Educational Grant called CREATE. Please visit their website at:

C-DOT Occupant Safety Grant

This year (2016) we will receive up to $45,000 from C-DOT to address Teen Driving within the RETAC. We’re really excited about this new project.