Funding and Grant Opportunities

ECPC Federal Financial Assistance Reference Guide 2016

This guide by the Emergency Communications Preparedness Center provides recommendations and resources for federal program managers of emergency communications funding in 2016.

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List of Federal Financial Assistance Programs for Emergency Communications 2018

The following table lists federal financial assistance programs for emergency communications during FY 2018.

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SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants 2018

This is the 2018 annual report by the Office of Emergency Communications to provide guidance for State, local, tribal, and territorial grantees on eligible activities and equipment standards that may be applicable to Federal grants funding emergency communications projects.

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SAFECOM Webpage on Funding Resources for Public Safety Communications Systems

This SAFECOM webpage lists a variety of resources that identify funding solutions to maintain interoperable networks, including emergency communications grant guidance and funding methods to sustain public safety communications systems.

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Reports and Studies

Blue Ribbon Panel 911 Funding Report to the National 911 Program

This document by the Blue Ribbon Panel on 911 Funding is the 2013 final report to the National 911 Program on the future of 911 funding options.

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Business Case for Next Generation 911 Technology in the State of Oregon

This is a business case conducted in 2013 for the State of Oregon's Office of Emergency Management, 911 Program. This business case identifies gaps with the current 911 system in Oregon and provides recommended solutions to prepare Oregon for NG911. This study is specific to one state and may or may not be applicable to other states.

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FCC NG911 Cost Study

This is a white paper by the FCC's Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau, presenting a cost study on the network connectivity and call routing portion of the nationwide NG911 network.

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FCC Reports to Congress on State Collection and Distribution of 911 and E911 Fees and Charges

This webpage provides a record of the FCC's annual reports to Congress on the collection and distribution of 911 and Enhanced 911 fees and charges by the states, the District of Columbia, U.S. territories, and Tribal Nations.

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FCC Response to King County, Washington's Request Concerning E911 Phase I Issues

This document is a letter written in 2001 from the FCC to King County, Washington in response to financial responsibility of funding database and network components of E911 Phase I.

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iCERT Research Study on the Status of NG911 Deployment in the United States

This is a historical study prepared in 2014 by Texas A&M for the Industry Council on Emergency Response Technologies (iCERT). This study was intended to provide a clearer understanding of the state of the nation’s transition from legacy 911 systems to NG911.

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NASNA Report on Four Potential Funding Models for NG911

This white paper outlines the thinking of NASNA on how states might ensure sustainable funding for NG911.

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National 911 Program and Blue Ribbon Panel Current State of 911 Funding and Oversight

This document by the National 911 Program and Blue Ribbon Panel on 911 Funding provides an overview of the state of 911 funding in 2013.

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National 911 Program Enhanced 911 Grant Program Final Report

This document by the National 911 Program is the final report for the E911 Grant Program in 2013.

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NENA Report on Funding 911 into the Next Generation

This NENA document published in 2007 provides an overview of NG911 funding model options for consideration.

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NG911 Cost Estimate Report to Congress

This report, submitted to Congress in October 2018, provides a cost estimate to migrate existing legacy 911 systems to NG911 across the country. It describes three different implementation scenarios and a cost range.

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NHTSA and NTIA Management Plan for the Next Generation 911 Grant Program

This document submitted to Congress by NHTSA and the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) provides guidance on how to manage the NG911 grant program following the Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.

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Report on the NG911 Funding Gap

This article describes the federal funding gaps between FirstNet and NG911.

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Standards and Regulations

E-911 Grant Program Final Rule

This joint Final Rule under the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) implements the E–911 grant program authorized under the ENHANCE Act of 2004

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Legislation for Enhanced 911 Grant Program

The following summarizes the final legislation in 2009 for the Enhanced 911 Grant Program.

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Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for 911 Grant Program

This action from September 2017 proposes revised implementing regulations for the 911 Grant Program, as a result of the enactment of the Next Generation 911 (NG911) Advancement Act of 2012. The 911 Grant Program provides grants to improve 911 services, E-911 services, and NG911 services and applications.

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State of Tennessee Attorney General Opinion on Diverting 911 Funds

This opinion by the Tennessee Attorney General from 2009 concluded that diverting fees collected for 911 purposes violated the NET 911 Improvement Act.

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