Local, State and Federal government often provides funding for AEDs in the form of grants. Here you will find some additional funding resources for starting an AED Program in your community.
CPR Savers AED Grant Program:
Thank you for your interest in the CPR Savers AED Grant Program. There are two ways to submit your request to us:
- You may fill out our online submission from by clicking here.
- Print and fax, or fill out and email, our PDF Application. Download by clicking here.
Please print and complete the application and fax it to 480-525-8570. You may also fill out the application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have any further questions, contact us by phone at 1.800.480.1277.
Why have an AED?
It can literally mean the difference between life and death. Every minute that ticks by the survival rates for those experiencing sudden cardiac arrest decrease by 10%. In order to be prepared for these types of medical emergencies, having and AED on site as well as trained individuals who can use the devise is critical. Due to the costs involved in purchasing and implementing an AED program, many organizations are seeking out AED grant programs that will pay for some or all of the AED. There are several opportunities out there for grants, one just needs to do some research and find organizations with an AED grant program.
- Many grants go unused each year. Be sure to do a thorough search of the options available.
- Match your needs with a sponsors interests.
- Convince others of your need.
- Construct Budgets to detail the implementation and maintenance of an AED program.
- Seek funding from multiple sources.
- Do not project yourself as needy but rather looking to form a partnership with the community and those who will benefit from this device.
- If you are awarded funding, express your gratitude to the organization and if not, find out what was lacking so that you can strengthen your proposal to the next organization.
- Be patient, be persistent and always keep a positive attitude during the process.
Although each organization may have their own grant application form to complete in most instances you will need to present a written proposal. A written proposal should include the following:
- Summary: Keep this to 1 page and give an overview of the entire proposal.
- Statement of need: Explain the need in the community and why your organization would be a great fit for this program. Make sure any facts you use are accurate.
- Program Description: Describe how the program will be implemented.
- Budget: Give estimated projected costs along with how much funding you are seeking any funding you have already gotten from other sources.
- Conclusion: Summarize why this is important to your organization.
- If you have any letters of support from members of the community, attach those as well.
The grant process can take a few weeks or months to complete, so give yourself ample time to navigate the process. If your need is more immediate, you may want to consider looking to local resources in your area for further assistance such as: Lions Club, Moose Lodge, American Legion, Rotary Club, Elks Club, and Masonic Temples.
If you are a non-profit serving children, these resources are also available:
In addition to grant programs other ways of raising money to fund an AED are:
- Work with a local business to help offset costs.
- Have a community fund raiser (bake sale, car wash, etc.).
- Raffle donated items from local businesses.
- Sponsor a pancake breakfast or spaghetti dinner.
- Hold a community or group rummage sale.
- Sponsor a walk-a-thon.
- Write to the local paper talking about your cause and examples of which an AED machine would have helped save a life and appeal to the community for donations.
Further AED Grant Resources and Information:
Below are some additional resources that look into government and private funding as well as assistance with proposal writing.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistancehttps://www.cfda.gov/
This website 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 are encouraged to visit this Web site throughout the application period to obtain up-to-date information as the program progresses.
U.S. Department of Education
Emergency Response and Crisis Management Plans Discretionary Grants. Funds will be available to local education agencies to strengthen and improve emergency response and crisis management plans.
The Foundation Center
The Foundation Center's mission is to help enrich the world through the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to civil society.
Miner & Associates Inc.http://www.minerandassociates.com/
Our AED Grant program has helped many institutions like Snow Creek Elementary School. We can help yours too!