911 Grant Funding Allocated, Applications Due April 2, 2019

The Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Commerce’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) have completed review of the initial applications for the 911 Grant Program and are pleased to release preliminary funding allocations and announce that the complete application process is now open. Complete application packets are due by end of day April 2, 2019 and must be submitted through Grants.gov.

The 911 Grant Program provides federal funding to help 911 call centers nationwide upgrade equipment and operations so that communities, first responders, and 911 telecommunicators can use digital, IP-based, broadband-enabled technologies to coordinate emergency responses.

Who Can Apply
Any State, the District of Columbia, U.S. Territory or Tribal Organization that submitted an initial application package and met the program’s certification requirements is eligible to submit a complete application packet. A revision to the program’s Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), which includes a chart listing all eligible applicants, along with estimated preliminary funding allocations, is available on www.grants.gov (posted under the ‘Related Documents’ tab).

Application Requirements
The 911 Grant Program Final Rule, NOFO, and Revision to the NOFO describing application components in detail are available online. The Revision to the NOFO includes the preliminary funding allocation chart and revises the period of performance to a maximum of three years, ending no later than March 31, 2022.

Eligible applicants must submit a complete application packet as described in the NOFO. In addition to specified standard grant forms, the complete application packet includes a State/Tribal Organization 911 Plan, a project budget, and an optional supplemental project budget. Complete application packets must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov by April 2, 2019.

Helpful Information
Frequently Asked Questions are available online, as well as a recorded webinar explaining details about requirements for the 911 Grant Program. For questions or more information, please contact nhtsa.national911@dot.gov

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