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Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program 2017

The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) Funding Opportunity focused on six key technology areas that have the potential to transform the future of public safety communications and operations: Public Safety Mission Critical Voice, Location Based Services, Public Safety Analytics, Resilient Systems, Research and Prototyping Platforms and Public Safety Communications Demand Model. PSCR awarded $38.5 million to 33 research and development (R&D) projects spanning five of the key technology areas aimed at advancing broadband communications technologies for first responders. This funding opportunity is intended to help modernize public safety communications and operations by supporting the migration of data, video and voice communications from mobile radio to a nationwide public safety broadband network, as well as accelerating critical technologies related to indoor location tracking and public safety analytics.

To view a PDF of the full Notice of Funding Opportunity, click here.
PSIAP Award Recipients can access the PSIAP 2017 FAQs here. 

Award Recipients

More information on the 2017 PSIAP award recipients can be found under the associated technology area. 


Public Safety Mission Critical Voice


Location-Based Services Portfolio


Public Safety Analytics Portfolio


Resilient Systems Projects



Created January 9, 2017, Updated April 27, 2021