Project Term: 24 months; Ended 2019
Grant Amount: $75,136
The Blackfeet EMS Program trained and certified three paramedics from Blackfeet Tribal Health’s emergency medical technician staff. With the advanced certifications, the Blackfeet EMS Program is now able to bill at a higher rate and will continue to expand its program. The revenue allowed the tribe to purchase three new ambulances with advanced equipment, which is helping the program to provide a higher level of service. By certifying their paramedic staff, the Blackfeet Tribe is addressing their workforce challenges and providing improved emergency response to the community. The program is sustainable through revenue generated from billing services.