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The PSIC Grant Program awarded $968 million in funds to States and Territories to enable and enhance public safety agencies' interoperable communications capabilities. The PSIC Grant Program is a one-time grant opportunity to enhance interoperable capabilities with respect to voice, data, and/or video and encourage the use of innovative cost- and spectrum-efficient technology solutions.

The State Administrative Agency (SAA), designated by the governor, is responsible for obligating PSIC funds to eligible pass-through recipients. Pass-through recipients must be public safety agencies, which include State, local, or tribal government entities or authorized nongovernmental organizations.

The program received applications on August 22, 2007, from the 56 States and Territories, and every State and Territory recieved an award on September 30, 2007. As part of the award, each State and Territory is required to submit an Investment Justification by December 3, 2007, with up to ten PSIC Investments. The following guides will help with the development of the Investment Justification and individual PSIC Investments:
PSIC Investment Justification Reference Guide (Acrobat PDF 2.58 Mb)
PSIC Investment Justification Reference Guide (Word)
PSIC Investment Justification Reference Guide Addendum (Acrobat PDF 177 Kb)
Investment Justification Template Revised 12-06-2007(Excel)
Frequently Asked Questions and Answers - October 22, 2007 (Acrobat PDF 810 Kb)
Allowable Cost Matrix (Acrobat PDF 74 Kb)

For complete information about the PSIC Grant Program, including the allocation of funds and the application process, click on the links in the table below:
MODIFIED Federal Funding Opportunity Announcement. Announcement of the PSIC Grant Program for 2007 (Acrobat PDF 112 Kb)
Amendment to Notice of Availability of Funds.  To be printed in Federal Register on August 21, 2007 (Printable version Acrobat PDF 50 Kb)
Notice of Availability of Funds. Abbreviated version of the original Federal Funding Opportunity will be printed in the Federal Register on July 23, 2007. (Acrobat PDF 50 Kb)
REVISED PSIC Program Guidance and Application Kit  Applicants should prepare their applications based on the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement and the Program Guidance. (Acrobat PDF 501 Kb)
Frequently-Asked Questions. Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about how and where to submit your application. (Acrobat PDF 66 Kb)
For reference, applicants can access the Program Guidance and Application Kit (Acrobat PDF 501 Kb) issued on July 23, 2007; however, the revised guidance prevails.

For further information, States and Territories and potential sub-recipients may contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) of the Department of Homeland Security, which is assisting NTIA with administering the PSIC Grant Program, at 1-800-368-6498 or via email at askcsid@dhs.gov.

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