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AED Grant Information

We frequently see companies out there advertising grants for AED’s and money for the placement for AED’s. Beware of some of these companies advertising these grants. Some online AED companies will advertise AED’s at list price, then they will ask you to fill out a bunch of “forms”, with promises of an “anonymous” company or organization granting you a cash grant (discount) for you to purchase an AED, which then brings the price to what already sells the devices for, meanwhile you have wasted all that time filling out those papers.

There are some places you can go to find money for your AED program depending on your situation. Here is a list of ideas and resources depending on your industry or situation. We have searched high and low to discover information on AED grants and here is what we have found. Keep in mind that "true grants" can take a fair amount of time to complete and get funding, you should also evaluate other funding options such as fund raisers.

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Foundation Center's Defibrillator Grants

This is a downloadable AED grant resource guide on the Internet. In this guide, you will find links to the organizations that offer AED grants. This includes defibrillator grants for housing and daycare, healthcare, and education. Those individuals with a business, or those wanting to start a small business, can access resources for getting government grants to help their businesses succeed.
US Government AED Grants

This defibrillator grant Web site is presented by the Office for Domestic Preparedness of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in cooperation with the U.S. Fire Administration. The program is designed to assist local fire departments in protecting citizens and firefighters against the effects of fire and fire-related incidents. Applicants for AED Grants are encouraged to visit this Web site throughout the application period to obtain up-to-date information as the program progresses.
First Responder AED Grant Support

. Defibrillator grant funds will be available to local education agencies to strengthen and improve emergency response and crisis management plans.
Emergency Reponse and Crisis AED Grant Application

Medtronic Foundation. Maintaining good citizenship as a company is one of the six tenets of the Medtronic Mission, the principles that guide the company. Since Medtronic was founded in 1949, we have contributed more than $470 million in Medtronic Foundation grants, Medtronic cash contributions and medical device donations to improve the health of people and communities.
Medtronic Foundation Website

Grant information for police departments wishing to implement an AED program. More Information

Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program The Office of Rural Health Policy's Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Grant Program provides funding to rural communities to purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) and provide training in their use and maintenance. More Information

Schools and Non-Profit groups are probably the most likely to receive grant funding for AED programs from government sources.

Other ideas you might consider:

  • Get help from family members, school alumni, the PTA, the PTSA, and school booster clubs.
  • Look to government and civic organizations such as Rotary, the city council, and other community-oriented groups for funding.
  • Research to find out which local corporations and hospitals have grants, funding programs and foundations interested in school AED programs.
  • Get creative: Host a bake sale, collect donations at a sporting event, or engage a local celebrity to raise money; hold an auction, benefit concert, raffle, or car wash
For help with AED grants or for more information contact at 1-866-517-8243

State Specific AED Grants


Any Illinois licensed/designated EMS participant that provides EMS service within the State of Illinois may apply for funds through their Regional EMS Advisory Committee.

The Heartsaver AED grant program
Fiscal Year 2010 Heartsaver AED Fund Grant Application and Guidance
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Public Act 95-0721, Heartsaver AED Fund, is for the purpose of providing matching grants for the purchase of Automated External Defibrillators (AED). Any School, Public Park District, Municipal Recreation Department, Conservation District, Forest Preserve District, College or University in the State of Illinois is eligible to receive a matching grant from the Heartsaver AED Fund. Eligible entities are limited to one matching grant from the Fund.

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