What's New with the PSIC Grant Program
Revised Investment Justification Template:
NTIA received valuable feedback from grant recipients and sub-recipients on
limitations of the IJ Template. The IJ Template has been revised to allow more
flexibility in meeting the 20 percent statutory match requirement.
PSIC Frequently Asked Questions and Allowable Costs Matrix:
Additional information to help grantees and subrecipients prepare PSIC investments.
Request for PSIC Peer Reviewers: NTIA is accepting
peer review applications
to assist with the evaluation of Public Safety Interoperable Communications Investment
Justifications and Statewide Communications Interoperability Plans.
PSIC Grant Awards:
On September 30, 2007, the Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program
awarded $968,385,000 to fund interoperable communications projects from the 56 States and Territories.
The awards will help state and local first responders improve public safety communications
during a natural or man-made disaster. For additional information, please go to
PSIC Grant Program Investment Justifications Workshops:
(NTIA) held four one-day workshops to assist public safety organizations plan and develop their
PSIC Investments for potential awards. State Administrative Agencies must submit Investment Justifications
by December 3, 2007. If you could not make one of these workshops, you can view the Powerpoint and Video
for each segment of the workshop from the Technical Assistance page.
PSIC Investment Justification Reference Guide
(Acrobat PDF 2.58Mb): This guide is an aid to States and Territories in the development of their IJ.
This Guide complements the PSIC Program Grant and Application Kit, which was originally released on
July 18, 2007, and revised on August 16, 2007.
Federal Register Notice:
Amendment to Notice of Availability of Funds
• Press Advisory [ -- HTML -- Acrobat PDF (111 Kb) -- ]
• Press Release and State Allocations (Acrobat PDF 59 Kb)
• Remarks of U.S. Commerce Secretary Carlos M. Gutierrez
• ORIGINAL Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement (Acrobat PDF 112 Kb)
Please note that this was modified - see MODIFIED Federal Funding
• ORIGINAL Federal Register Notice of Availability of Funds published on
July 23, 2007 Please note that this was modified - see Federal Register
Notice: Amendment to Notice of Availability of Funds
• PSIC Fact Sheet (Acrobat PDF 33 Kb)
• ORIGINAL PSIC Program Guidance and Application Kit: Applicants should
prepare their applications based on the Federal Funding Opportunity
announcement and the Program Guidance. (Acrobat PDF 500 Kb)
Please note that this was modified - see Revised PSIC Guidance and
• PSIC Frequently-Asked Questions (Acrobat PDF 66 Kb)
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