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City of Elgin Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Grant Program

AEDOverview
The City of Elgin Automated External Defibrillator (AED) grant program will provide an approved organization with an AED.  

Deadline for submission of applications for the grant has been extended until March 31, 2017. All applications must be made on City approved forms. Online, emailed or hardcopy grant applications will be accepted. Grants will be limited to one unit per recipient.  

The grant program will be administered by the City of Elgin Fire Department.

Eligibility
The following entities are eligible for the grant:

Fraternal, benevolent, service or faith-based not-for-profit organizations located within the City of Elgin.

Program Specifics
  • Awarded AED manufacturer and model will be chosen by the City of Elgin.
  • Only one unit per entity will be awarded per year.
  • Applications must be made on City approved forms and completed fully.
  • Deadline for submission of applications has been extended until March 31, 2017.
  • Notification of award will be mailed (via post or email) to each successful applicant.
  • Each successful applicant shall be required to enter into a grant agreement in a form approved by the City’s Corporation Counsel.

Post Award Requirements:
Any entity awarded an automated external defibrillator under this program shall:

  1. Comply in all respects with the Automated External Defibrillator Act (410 ILCS 4/1, et seq.), as amended, including, but not limited to, the maintenance, training and oversight requirements provided for therein as follows:
    • The automated external defibrillator is maintained and tested according to the manufacturer’s guidelines;
    • At least four (4) persons and other person(s) considered to be an anticipated rescuers or users will have successfully completed a course of instruction in accordance with the standards of a nationally recognized organization, such as the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association to use an automated external defibrillator and to perform cardiovascular resuscitation (CPR). Click here for information on classes offered by the City of Elgin.
    • Any person who renders out-of-hospital emergency care or treatment to a person in cardiac arrest by using an automated external defibrillator activates the EMS system as soon as possible and reports any clinical use of the automated external defibrillator; and
    • A person or organization in possession of an automated external defibrillator shall notify an agent of the local emergency communications or vehicle dispatch center of the existence, location, and type of the automated external defibrillator.
  1. Adopt an AED protocol for sudden cardiac arrest emergencies;*
  2. Adopt an AED policy for the maintenance, coordination, training and communication of AED procedures;*
  3. Return completed and adopted AED protocol and policy to city grant administrator within 120 days of award notifications;
  4. Provide volunteer services for a total of 50 hours.  Volunteer activities are defined as any unpaid activities completed for a City event or task.  Completed hours must be submitted to the program administrator within one year of awards.
*Sample AED protocol and policy templates prepared by the approved manufacturer / supplier are available for review.  Such sample protocol and policy are provided as a guide in the development of an organization’s specific protocol and policy.  Such organization’s specific protocol and policy should be reviewed and approved by the organization’s legal representative to ensure that it meets all applicable legal requirements, as well as the specific needs of the organization.  The protocol and policy should be reviewed as needed, at least annually, and revised as necessary.” 

Any questions about this grant program should be directed to:
Arnie Zabran
E-mail:
Phone: 847-289-2771 

A complete list of the AED Grant program requirements is available at the application link below.


Resources
CPR/AED Training Schedule
Volunteer Opportunities

Application
Deadline for submission of applications for the grant is March 31, 2017. All applications must be made on city-approved forms. Online, emailed or hardcopy grant applications will be accepted. Grants will be limited to one unit per recipient.

Click to download application.