PSCR works with public safety agencies, academic researchers, and industry partners in both technology and human/social areas, and system developers to support our mission and accelerate the advancement of public safety communications technologies. PSCR leverages Financial Assistance Awards in the form of grants and cooperative agreements to stimulate critical R&D, advanced engineering, and product development in key technology focus areas.
PSCR publicizes all upcoming and open funding opportunities to its website. Official announcements for all open opportunities are made available on Grants.gov. Application evaluation procedures are described on each individual Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).
Current and Upcoming grants and cooperative agreements
Wireless telecommunications service providers complete several overlapping testing processes prior to releasing new communications devices, including regulatory testing to meet government standards, industry certification by telecommunications industry forums, and user testing within their own laboratories. While the test standards and procedures processes meet the needs for commercial devices, they cannot ensure a device’s proper performance for public safety purposes. PSCR wants to address this issue in a new funding opportunity. Electronic applications must be received at grants.gov no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, Friday, July 19, 2019. Learn more.
- PSIAP 2017 ($38.5M awarded)
- PSIAP User Interface ($6.4M awarded)
- PSIAP Point Cloud City (over $750K awarded)
- PSIAP Mission Critical Voice Quality of Experience ($5.5M awarded)
- PSIAP i-Axis (over $500K awarded)