State and Local Implementation Grant Program

To assist State, regional, tribal, and local jurisdictions to identify, plan, and implement the most efficient and effective way for such jurisdictions to utilize and integrate the infrastructure, equipment, and other architecture associated with the nationwide public safety broadband network to satisfy
the wireless communications and data services needs of that jurisdiction, including with regards to coverage, siting, and other needs.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: N/A
Program was under development. Fiscal Year 2013: Applications received and awards to be announced. Fiscal Year 2014: No Current Data Available

Uses and Use Restrictions

Provides grants to states to assist them, in collaboration with regional, tribal, and local jurisdictions, with activities related to planning for the establishment of a national wide public safety broadband network.

The grants will not be used for activities related to broadband deployment, construction, or the acquisition of equipment used to provision wireless broadband services, including for long-term evolution (LTE) related activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Grants will be awarded to the 56 States and Territories.

The grants will be used to assist applicants with activities related to planning for the establishment of a nationwide public safety broadband network.

The State must designate a single officer or governmental body to serve as the coordinator of the grant funds and to determine the method of consultation between the First Responder Network Authority and the State.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Indirect beneficiaries of the grants are police officers, fire fighters, emergency medical professionals and other public safety officials, as well as the general public, who will receive improved communications capabilities from the creation of the single, nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network that these grants will facilitate.


OMB Circular No. A-87 is required. OMB Circular No. A-87 applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. The designee must apply for grant funding through the online system when the application window opens.

Award Procedures

Each application will be reviewed by NTIA for completeness and adherence to programmatic guidelines. If submissions do not meet the requirements, the application will be returned to the submitting State or Territory and funds will be withheld until the applicant meets all requirements. Upon approval of the application, the grants will be awarded to the State. Grantees can draw down and expend funds through the Automated Standard for Application for Payment (ASAP) system.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112-96.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award payments are generally available within 90 days of application approval.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula.
Matching Requirements: Percent: 20.%. The non-federal share of the cost is 20 percent for any activity carried out under the grant. The Assistant Secretary may waive, in whole or in part, the matching requirement for good cause shown upon determining that such a waiver is in the public interest.
This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The grant period of performance will be three years. Payment and Reporting System payments are generally within 90 days. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments under the award will be made using the Department of Treasury"s Automated Standard Application for Payment (ASAP) system.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

Department of Commerce Standard Terms and Conditions require the submission of Performance (Technical) Reports on a semi-annual basis.

Department of Commerce Standard Terms and Conditions require the submission of Financial Status Reports (SF-269) on a semi-annual basis.

Department of Commerce Standard Terms and Conditions require the submission of Performance (Technical) Reports on a semi-annual basis.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133. OMB Circular A-133 is applicable.


Grant recipient must retain records for three years after award closeout.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 12 Not Available; FY 13 est $121,439,089; and FY 14 Estimate Not Available - TBD.

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Michael E. Dame Office of Public Safety Communications
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 7324, Washington, District of Columbia 20230 Email: Phone: 202-482-1181

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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