Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program - Program Changes Based on the Improving Emergency Communications Act of 2007, Public Law No. 110-53; Grant Guidance Clarification   [open pdf - 57KB]

"The Department of Commerce's National Telecommunication and Information Administration (NTIA), in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), announced the allocation of over $968 million to all 56 States and Territories for the PSIC [Public Safety Interoperable Communications] Grant Program on Wednesday, July 18, 2007. The 'Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007' (P.L. 110-53) signed on August 3, 2007, expands the requirements of the PSIC Grant Program to include: [1] planning and coordination as eligible costs; [2]funding for equipment and software; [3] allowing investments in other public safety communications spectrum bands; [4] and establishing and implementing a strategic technology reserve to pre-position or secure interoperable communications in advance for immediate deployment in an emergency or major disaster."

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National Preparedness Directorate Information Bulletin No. 262
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