This announcement solicits applications for the Public Access to Defibrillation Demonstration Project (PADDP).
The Office of Rural Health Policy's (ORHP) PADDP grant program will fund applications that propose to develop and implement innovative, comprehensive, community-based public access
defibrillation demonstration projects that:
(1) provide cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation to cardiac arrest victims in unique settings; (2) provide training to community members in cardiopulmonary resuscitation and automated external defibrillation; and (3) maximize community access to automated external defibrillators (AED).
The purpose of this grant program is to:
(1) purchase AEDs that have been approved, or cleared for marketing by the Food and Drug Administration; (2) provide basic life training in automated external defibrillator usage through nationally recognized courses; (3) provide information to community members about the public access defibrillation demonstration project to be funded with the grant; (4) provide information to the local emergency medical services (EMS) system regarding the placement of AEDs in the unique settings; and (5) further develop strategies to improve access to AEDs in public places.