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Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program (RAED)

This funding record is inactive. Please see the program website or contact the program sponsor to determine if this program is currently accepting applications or will open again in the future.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Number: 93.259
Federal Office of Rural Health Policy, Health Resources and Services Administration
Apr 30, 2014

For questions on business, administrative, or fiscal issues:
Carolyn Cobb

For questions on overall program issues:
Michele Pray-Gibson, Public Health Analyst


The Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED) Grant Program will provide funding to rural community partnerships to expand access to and knowledge of automated external defibrillators (AEDs).

Funding may be used to:

  • Purchase AEDs that have been approved, or cleared for marketing, by the Food and Drug Administration
  • Provide defibrillator and basic life support training in automated external defibrillator usage through the American Heart Association, the American Red Cross, or other nationally recognized training courses
  • Place the AEDs in rural communities with local organizations

Eligible applicants must be community partnerships composed of local emergency response entities such as:

  • Community training facilities
  • Local emergency responders
  • Fire and rescue departments
  • Police
  • Community hospitals
  • Local nonprofit entities and for-profit entities concerned about cardiac arrest survival rates

A list of rural areas eligible to receive AEDs is available on the Office of Rural Health website. Eligible rural counties can be found at:

In addition to eligible rural areas in the 50 States, applicants or members of the partnership can be located in the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Territories of the Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Compact Free Association Jurisdictions of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Republic of Palau, and the Federated States of Micronesia.

Geographic coverage
Amount of funding

Total Funds Available: $450,000
Award Ceiling: $150,000 per year
Number of Awards: 3

Application process

Links to the full announcement and electronic application are available through

Tagged as
Emergency medical services

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