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. 

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Grant Webcast Presentations

Funding FirstNet Communications Projects with Federal Grants

Aired on Monday, June 17, 2019 at 10:00 PDT (11:00 MDT, 12:00 CDT 1:00 EDT). This presentation is an overview of the grant application process…


Aired on January 9, 2019 at 10:00 PST (11:00 MST, 12:00 CST 1:00 EST). Are you in the process of applying for a grant or…


Aired on December 7, 2018 at 10:00 PST (11:00 MST, 12:00 CST 1:00 EST). Now that you’ve done your research, it’s time to begin the…

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.  

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…

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


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…

Grant Links