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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 automated external defibrillator (AED) is effective in helping people survive sudden cardiac arrest. A shock from the AED stops the chaotic electrical activity and allows the heart’s sinus node to resume a normal electrical impulse. AEDs save lives. 

HFL provides grants for life-saving AEDs and supports partners working to reduce the risk of sudden cardiac arrest and improve health and wellness through grants that address HFL’s strategic priority of Healthy Living. Learn more about HFL’s Healthy Living grants here.

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 February 14 through March 31 of 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 cabinets with your AED(s)? Click here to view cabinet options. 

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

AED Education, Maintenance, & Registration

Click here to find education materials, AED maintenance information, and AED registration links.