FirstNet Grants

Grants are an excellent resource when seeking to fund a federally mandated or state/local/tribal project(s) that is without any other available funding source. As such, there are multiple grant sources that are available to assist with funding FirstNet projects.  These grants are made available to be a solution in funding and solving the evolving capability challenges in public safety, such as gaps in interoperable communications. They can help in meeting the costs of planning, training, exercise, and equipment, as well as additional personnel in some instances. Any State, Local, Tribal, or NGO can benefit from these grants when existing operational budgets are insufficient to meet the operational requirements of an agency and the needs of a community.    

How to Get Grants Assistance

Here at All Things FirstNet, it is our mission to assist you with identifying and understanding application requirements, as well as knowing the application deadlines for a funding source(s) necessary to fund your project. 

COVID-19 Requests for Public Assistance Deadline

Memorandum for Regional Administrators FEMA Regions I-X: On March 13, 2020, the President declared the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic of sufficient severity and magnitude to warrant a nationwide emergency declaration covering all states, tribes, territories, and the District of Columbia pursuant to section 501(b) of the Robert Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, 42 U.S.C. 5121-5207 (the “Stafford Act”).

Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide

The Public Assistance Program and Policy Guide (PAPPG) combines all Public Assistance (PA) policy into a single volume and provides an overview of the PA Program implementation process with links to other publications and documents that provide additional process details. FEMA has archived superseded PA publications and policy documents at www.fema.gov/publications-archive and www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/128488, respectively. These policy and guidance documents remain in effect for incidents declared prior to January 1, 2016. FEMA has also archived previous versions of the PAPPG at www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/186271.

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Grant Webcast Presentations

Using Federal Grants to Fund FirstNet Projects for Law Enforcement

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 9:30 PST, 10:30 MST. 11:30 CST, 12:30 EST | Understanding the process and requirements for federal grants can be complex. This webinar is specially tailored for the needs of law enforcement seeking federal grants for FirstNet communications projects. In this webinar, guidance is provided on available grants, understanding the process of grant application development, the grant cycle, and other vital resources and steps needed in applying for grants.

Using Federal Grants to Fund FirstNet Projects for Fire & EMS Agencies

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 9:30 PST, 10:30 MST. 11:30 CST, 12:30 EST | Understanding the process and requirements for federal grants can be complex. This webinar is specially tailored for the needs of fire and EMS agencies seeking federal grants for FirstNet communications projects. In this webinar, guidance is provided on available grants, understanding the process of grant application development, the grant cycle, and other vital resources and steps needed in applying for grants.

Using Federal Grants to Fund FirstNet Projects

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 9:30 PST, 10:30 MST. 11:30 CST, 12:30 EST | In this webinar, guidance is provided on available grants for FirstNet communications projects, understanding the process of grant application development, the grant cycle, and other vital resources and steps needed in applying for grants.

Grant Resource Documents

Resource Links Related to Grants Presented by ATFN

Links Document This document is a list of resource links related to grants presented by All Things FirstNet. DOWNLOAD PDF FIRSTNET GRANTS HELPContact one of our FirstNet Grants Help team members to assist you in identifying and applying for funding sources. Please contact us directly or simply fill out the form below and our team [...]

2019 School Security Disbursement Program Grant Application

SAMPLE Grant Document This document and sample application is being provided by Next Paradigm Consulting, LLC to assist schools with application to the SFY 2019 SCHOOL DISBURSEMENT GRANT PROGRAM. This sample application is focused on in-school communications to allow fortimely communication of threats and critical information sharing during emergencies. This document is intended only as [...]

A Guide to Grant Funding in Support of FirstNet

This guide’s intended use is to demonstrate the simplicity of accessing and acquiring financial assistance from federal, state and local resources. Additionally, this guide aspires to…

Grant FAQs

FEDERAL/STATE GRANTS FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ’s)

Q. What is a federal grant? A. A federal grant is an award of financial assistance from a federal agency to a recipient to carry…

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