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PSIAP TABA & Demonstration

PSIAP Follow-on Funding for Technical and Business Assistance (TABA) and Demonstration Projects with Public Safety Agencies

Program description

The Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) from PSCR is currently seeking applications from eligible organizations to propose activities that will either:

  1. Advance prototypes through needed technical and business assistance; or 
  2. Create a demonstration project with a partnering public safety agency.

Eligible organizations include entities that previously were awarded a grant, cooperative agreement, prize challenge or subaward by a federal entity (‘entities with a previous award”), such as NIST Public Safety Communications Research Division, National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Homeland Security, etc., for a public-safety focused communication technology innovation.

Acknowledging the technology development and life cycle gap from early-stage research and prototypes to publicly available technology, PSCR is providing these funding opportunities to entities with a previous award in an effort to further propel forward their research and prototypes and more quickly advance needed improvements in communication technology for first responders.

How to apply

Application Deadline Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time on May 31, 2022. 
Anticipated Funding Amount NIST PSCR anticipates funding individual projects in the $5,000 - $25,000 per range for Rapid Prototype Advancement through Needed Technical and Business Assistance and $50,000 - $200,000 per range for Demonstration Project with Partnering Public Safety Agency. All projects have a maximum one-year project performance period.
Eligibility & Rules View for the full Notice of Funding Opportunity.
Application Instructions View for instructions on to apply.
FAQs View FAQs for the TABA competition.
NOFO Help? For any questions, contact PSCR [at] with the subject line “Follow-on Funding for TABA and Demo.”

Meet the awardees

PSCR has awarded seven recipients for the TABA funding opportunity! Click on the logo tiles below for more information about how these projects are advancing prototypes and advancing demonstrations within public safety organizations.


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Created May 22, 2020, Updated August 28, 2022