Contingency Planning Guide for Emergency Communications Funding   [open pdf - 1MB]

From the Introduction: "When disaster strikes, the need to communicate is immediate. States, territories, tribes, and localities rely on operable and interoperable communications to respond effectively to incidents, both large and small. While recognized as a priority across the nation, funding for emergency communications remains a challenge, especially in a period of stressed budgets and competing priorities. To ensure public safety stakeholders have the information they need to make effective decisions before, during, and after budget cuts, this guide provides a series of contingency considerations to justify investment in mission-critical components. Recent national events, such as the COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] pandemic, ongoing geopolitical tensions, and severe weather events have caused public safety agencies to reprioritize funding, often to the emergency communications community's detriment. In an already strained funding environment, budget reductions directly impact everything from project timelines to employment status. While the nation continues to face unprecedented events, it is important to note that the causes of funding cuts may come from multiple sources for various reasons."

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