Youth-Focused Stop the Bleed Training Grant

Apply now for Stop the Bleed Training Program Grant: Deadline is May 1



Program Description: The Pediatric Trauma Society (PTS) and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma (CIPT) announce the availability of funds to provide program support for trauma centers delivering Stop the Bleed Training to community organizations, including schools for youth.

Rationale: Mass shootings and other mass casualty events result in tremendous death and debilitating injury in children and youth. In many of these tragedies, uncontrolled hemorrhage in the field occurs before trained providers have the ability to intervene and stop the bleeding. Current thinking suggests that training the public in hemorrhage control maneuvers will save additional lives. Since many of these events involve K-12 schools and other public spaces where children are present, it is important for professionals that work in these environments, as well as age-appropriate youth, be trained in hemorrhage control.

Award Amount: Two Awards $10,000 each will be awarded through this RFA for a 6-month project period (July 1-December 31, 2019).

Eligibility: American College of Surgeons-verified Level 1 or Level 2 Pediatric or Adult/Pediatric Trauma Center. The Lead applicant must be a current PTS member who is up to date with their dues.

Budget Guidelines:
Allowable items include:

  • Training equipment and supplies
  • Training materials (e.g. manuals, videos)
  • Local travel
  • Marketing

Unallowable items include:

  • Salary support
  • Overhead or indirect costs
  • Tuition

Review Criteria: Proposals will be reviewed on a scale of 1 (high) to 5 (low) for overall impact to create and deliver an effective Stop the Bleed training program for community organizations with particular emphasis on delivery to K-12 schools. The primary review criteria are:

  • Qualification(s) of key personnel; strength of leadership plan
  • Likely feasibility of the size, scale and scope of the program (approach)
  • Availability of infrastructure and resources to support the program

Evaluation Process and Winner Determination: Final funding decisions will be based on a proposal review by a five (5)-member committee that will include representatives from the PTS Education Committee and CIPT. The centers with the highest scores will be recommended to the PTS Board for final funding decision based on proposal reviews. In order to attract strong applications from diverse geographical areas, ACS-verified Level 2 Trauma Centers are strongly encouraged to apply.

Deadlines and Fund Dispersement: Carefully review your application to make sure it is complete and complies with all instructions. Submit application as a single PDF to by 5:00 pm (EDT) on Wednesday May 1, 2019. You will receive a confirmation email that your application was received. Late, incomplete or applications that do not comply with instructions will be returned without review. Notice of Awards will be announced by 5:00 pm (EDT) on Monday, June 3, 2019 via email. Funds will be dispersed by the PTS Central Office no later than June 30, 2019. Specific conditions associated with the award will be included with the notice of award.

Letters of Support: Applicants must have a letter of support from hospital administration (C-suite) and at least one potential community partner. Additional letters from other public agencies and/or partner organizations are encouraged.
Post-Award Reporting Requirements: Award recipients are required to submit and present a poster, highlighting the details of their training program and its outcomes, at the PTS 6th Annual Meeting, November 13-16, 2019 in San Diego, CA. A final written report must be submitted to the PTS Education Committee and CIPT no later than December 31, 2019. Additional specific conditions associated with the award will be included with the notice of award.

Application Format:
Title Page Including: Name Principal Investigator; Sponsoring Institution; Address; Email contact; Phone contact
Page 2: Lay Summary: a description of the project in laymen’s terms for public distribution (100 word limit)
Please use Arial font; 11 point; (Tables or Figures legends may use smaller 10 point Arial font), .5 inch page margins and use short title in header with page numbers


Title page

Name Lead Applicant :
Hospital Name :
Email :
Fax :
Office Number :
Mobile Number :
Mailing Address :
Street 1 :
Street 2 :
City :
Zip Code :
Trauma Center Designation : Level 1 or Level 2

Page 2
Program Abstract (100 words) write for the lay public.

Section 1: Program Description (Use the headers below)
Proposed Program Description: 1000 word limit
Description: (Describe team, environment, community partner, schedule, evaluation, sustainability)
Leadership Team: Names, Program Job Description
Deliverables: (e.g. reports, publications, training manuals, videos)

Section 2: Budget
Budget: (no salary support; e.g. training kits, supplies, transport, marketing)

Section 3: Support Documents
Letters of Support: Applicants must have a letter of support from community partner and hospital administration (C-suite). Additional letters from other public agencies and partner organizations are acceptable.