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Thank you for your interest in HFL’s When Seconds Count AED Grant Program.

The 2024 AED Grant cycle is closed as of February 22, 2024

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Each year, Health Foundation of La Porte provides grants for AEDs (automated external defibrillators). These annual grants help ensure our community has access to these life-saving devices. HFL works in conjunction with La Porte County EMS, through the AED Collective, to ensure our community has a safe, manageable, and efficient program to help people who are suffering a serious heart event have the best chance at survival and to help educate the community on the importance of AED maintenance and training.  

Sudden cardiac arrest is a leading cause of death in the United States. Sudden cardiac arrest is when the heart suddenly stops beating due to a problem with the heart's electrical system. Over 356,000 cardiac arrests occur outside a hospital each year in the United States.


Defibrillation from an AED is effective in helping people survive sudden cardiac arrest. AEDs save lives. 

To learn more about the La Porte County AED Collective, visit

AED Grants

Interested in applying for an AED? 


HFL accepts grant requests for our When Seconds Count: AED Initiative once per year. Grant requests are accepted beginning February 14 each year. 


To be eligible, applicants must be a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization or a governmental entity. Requests for AED grants are only accepted through HFL's grant portal. The FAQ/Tutorial page provides information on how to access the grant portal.

Applying for signage with your AED(s)? Click here to view signage options.

AED Education, Maintenance, & Registration Information

Click below to access information and helpful tools. 

When Seconds Count AED Grantee Checklist

AED Batteries and Pads Information

AED Maintenance Monthly Checklist

Click on the button below to register your AED with La Porte County EMS.

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