There’s an urgent need for first responders to have access to the same broadband communications and innovative technologies that consumers and commercials networks now expect. That's why NIST PSCR is seeking applications from eligible applicants for activities to accelerate research, development, production, and testing of key public safety capabilities related to mission critical voice, location-based services, and user interface/user experience. Specifically, this award seeks solutions around accelerating the development, production, and testing of:
PSCR created this funding opportunity to stimulate external R&D activities addressing critical technology gaps identified by stakeholders and to build a public safety-focused R&D ecosystem with long-lasting impact namely:
Interested parties are strongly encouraged to watch the following webinar recording, which covers an overview of the PSIAP-2022 funding opportunity as well as important information on eligibility and the application process.
|Application Deadline||Full applications must be received no later than 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time, January 18, 2022. Applications received after this deadline will not be reviewed or considered.|
|Anticipated Funding Amount||Funding is expected to range from $300,000 to $600,000 per year, per award for a total of roughly $7M in awards.|
|Eligibility & Rules||The full Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) PDF contains thorough details necessary for starting the application process.|
|Application Instructions||Visit grants.gov for instructions on to apply.|
|FAQs||View our FAQs for the PSIAP-2022 competition.|
|NOFO Help?||For questions about the NOFO instructions, please contact us at PSCR [at] nist.gov (with “PSIAP-2022” in the subject line).|
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