Feds Release $100M in 9-1-1 Grant Funding, Applications Due April 2
Friday, February 01, 2019 | Comments

The departments of Commerce and Transportation released the preliminary funding allocations for the 9-1-1 Grant Program that will offer up to $110 million to help states, territories, tribal organizations and the District of Columbia upgrade their 9-1-1 call centers to next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1) capabilities.

Applications are due April 2.

The program, jointly administered by the Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) and the Transportation Department’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), provides funding to upgrade 9-1-1 services so that citizens, first responders, and call-takers can use up-to-date technologies to coordinate emergency responses.

“Modernizing our 9-1-1 call centers so they have access to the latest technologies will help emergency responders quickly get help where and when it is needed,” said David Redl, assistant secretary for communications and information and NTIA administrator. “In an emergency, the public-safety community must have every tool at its disposal to keep Americans safe.”

The program is now accepting complete applications from entities that met the program’s initial certification requirements. A revision to the program’s notice of funding opportunity, which includes a chart listing all eligible applicants, along with estimated preliminary funding allocations for the three-year program is here.

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