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General Public

There are a number of ways the general public can work with PSCR and contribute to its mission. One way is through PSCR’s funding opportunities such as prize challenges, grants, and cooperative agreements.

The Future of Public Safety Technology

PSCR Program Summary
PSCR Program Summary

Open Innovation Overview
Open Innovation Overview

Prizes and Challenges

Prizes and Challenges Tile

The private sector has made significant technological strides by leveraging prize challenges to spur innovation. PSCR is employing prizes and challenges to reach beyond the normal repository of problem solvers and build a pipeline of innovators to help develop innovative and scalable solutions. Learn more.

Grants and Cooperative Agreements

PSCR Funding Opportunities

Another way to partner with PSCR is by responding to a Notice of Federal Funding Opportunities (NOFO). PSCR leverages the NOFO process to accelerate research, development, production, and testing activities in key focus areas. Proposals received as a result of a NOFO are evaluated in accordance with specified evaluation criteria through a technical review process.  PSCR will publicize funding opportunities as they become available and will post the funding notice to the PSCR website. The official announcements will also be available on Learn more.

Research & Development Portfolios

PSCR R&D Portfolios

There are a range of opportunities for the general public's involvement surrounding PSCR's key technology focus areas. To learn more about PSCR's research and development portfolios and cross-cutting initiatives Click here.

Created August 29, 2017, Updated February 6, 2018