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ORHP Funding Opportunity Announcement: Rural Access to Emergency Devices (RAED)

March 24, 2014

The Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP) is pleased to announce the release of the FY 2014 Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program (funding opportunity announcement number: HRSA-14-129).  The purpose of ORHP’s Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program is to:  1) purchase automated external defibrillators (AEDs) that have been approved, or cleared for marketing, by the Food and Drug Administration; 2) 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; and 3) place the AEDs in rural communities with local organizations.  Successful applicants may request up to $150,000 per for up to three years.  ORHP expects to fund approximately 3 grantees.

The deadline to submit an application in www.grants.gov is April 30, 2014.  ORHP strongly recommends that applicants submit their applications prior to the due date to avoid any technological problems. All applications have to be submitted electronically in www.grants.gov and waiver request to submit a paper copy application will not be accepted. 

There will be a technical assistance call on Tuesday, April 1st, 2014 at 1:00 PM EST to assist applicants in preparing their applications.

Meeting Name:  Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program
Toll-free call in number: 888-566-5773
Participant Passcode for call in number:  7425845

The purpose of the call is to go over the grant guidance, and to provide any additional or clarifying information that may be necessary regarding the application process. There will be a Q&A session at the end of the call.  While the call is not required, it is highly recommended that anyone who is interested in applying for the Rural Access to Emergency Devices Grant Program plan to listen to the call. It is most useful to the applicants when the grant guidance is easily accessible during the call and if questions are written down ahead of time for easy reference.

If you have any further questions about this funding opportunity, please contact Michele Gibson mpray@hrsa.gov or 301.443.7320.

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