The Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services (CAAS) is pleased to announce the continuation of its accreditation grant program.
Last year, in an effort to make accreditation more accessible and affordable to qualified agencies, CAAS began offering limited grant funding toward the accreditation application fees. The pilot program was a success, and three agencies were awarded grant funding. CAAS will continue the grant program again this year, and is now accepting applications for consideration. The CAAS grant funding will cover the application fee for accepted agencies in an effort to reduce the financial impact of initial accreditation.
Agencies will still be responsible for all site review expenses and honoraria. To be eligible for funding under the CAAS Grant Program, an applicant agency must be a licensed ground ambulance provider that can prove a financial need for the grant. All agencies awarded grant funding must meet all application requirements for CAAS accreditation.
Through a joint funding venture between CAAS and its association management firm, The Center for Association Growth (TCAG), the grant application process will be open to both new applicants and CAAS accredited agencies. Agencies interested in the grant process must submit a completed grant application to CAAS on or before July 30, 2012. Applications received after this date will not be considered. Agencies awarded grant funding must submit a completed application package to CAAS within one year of grant approval.
For more information on CAAS, or to learn how your agency can apply for a CAAS grant, please contact Sarah L. McEntee, CAAS Executive Director at 847-657-6828. Information is also available online at www.caas.org.