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Background Information

Below grantees will find all publicly released background materials on the PSIC Grant Program including press releases, templates, guidance materials, applications, and reports for guidance. Grantees are encouraged to check this page often while they continue to work on their projects as information may be updated.

Announcements

PSIC Quarterly Newsletter_Spring 2011PDF icon
April 11, 2011

Resiliency Report_FinalPDF icon
April 11, 2011

PSIC Narrowbanding FAQsPDF icon
January 24, 2011

PSIC Quarterly Newsletter - Winter EditionPDF icon
January 24, 2011.

PSIC Investment Data Analysis Report and Investment Summaries Press Release: Print VersionPDF icon
NTIA and FEMA released the PSIC Investment Data Analysis Report and Investment Summaries on November 25, 2008.

MODIFIED Federal Funding Opportunity AnnouncementPDF icon
NTIA provides amendments to the grant opportunity for the PSIC Grant Program pursuant to the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007. (Section 2201 of Pub. L. No. 110-53)
August, 16, 2007

Brief Description of Modifications to PSIC Grant Program
On August 3, 2007, the President signed into law the Implementing Recommendations of the 9/11 Commission Act of 2007 (Pub. L. No. 110-53). Based on the changes included in this law, NTIA issued modified grant guidance to the PSIC Grant Program that went into effect immediately.

Federal Register Notice: Amendment to Notice of Availability of Funds
This Notice provides amendments to PSIC Grant Program Notice of Availability of Funds, which was originally published on July 23, 2007 in the Federal Register (72 Fed. Reg. 40120). On August 3, 2007, the President signed into law the Improving Emergency Communications Act of 2007 (Pub. L. No. 110-53) which amended Section 3006 of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 that authorized the PSIC Grant Program.

Funding Announcement Press Release
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Press release announcing the PSIC Grant Program.
July 17, 2007

Reports

PSIC Investment Data Analysis Report: PSIC Investment Summary and Award Information (with Appendix / without Appendix)PDF icon
This report consists of an analysis of State, Territory and local communications initiatives, and establishes a baseline for measuring each project’s anticipated impact on interoperable communications across the Nation.
September 2008

PSIC Investment Summary and Award Information (including map)
As of September 30, 2008, the Program approved over 281 Investments. NTIA and FEMA program staff used information from the Investment Justification (IJ) submissions to compile State-by-State Investment Summaries that capture the details of the approved Investments. For more information, please go to Awards.

Application Materials
REVISED PSIC Program Guidance and Application KitPDF icon
Applicants should prepare their applications based on the Federal Funding Opportunity announcement and the Program Guidance.
August 16, 2007

Revised Investment Justification (IJ) 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.
October 22, 2007

PSIC Investment Justification Reference Guide AddendumPDF icon
Based on stakeholder feedback from these workshops, the IJ Template was revised to make it easier for States and Territories to develop IJs. The purpose of this Addendum is to provide States and Territories guidance on how to complete the updated IJ Template based on the modified sections in the document.
October 22, 2007

Peer Review Applications
NTIA is accepting peer review applications to assist with the evaluation of PSIC Investment Justifications and Statewide Communication Interoperability Plans.
October 22, 2007

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Frequently Asked Questions - PSIC ApplicationPDF icon
Answers to Frequently Asked Questions about how and where to submit your application.
October 22, 2007
PSIC Fact SheetPDF icon
Quick facts about the goals and requirements of the PSIC Grant Program.
August 18, 2007

PSIC Frequently Asked QuestionsPDF icon - PSIC Investments
Additional information to help grantees and subgrantees prepare PSIC Investments.
August 18, 2007

Past Slide Decks

PSIC Program Overview(Slides)
PowerPoint detailing how the PSIC Grant Program will assist public safety agencies in the planning and coordination with, acquisition of, deployment of, or training for the use of interoperable communications equipment, software and systems.
September 2007

PSIC Technology Objectives(Slides)
PowerPoint detailing technology objectives such as the Strategic Technology Reserve (STR) requirement and spectrum efficiency.
September 2007

Investment Justification Template(Slides)
PowerPoint detailing the Revised IJ template which allows for allow more flexibility in meeting the 20 percent statutory match requirement.
September 2007

Grants Financial Management/Audits(Slides)
PowerPoint detailing best practices for audits and accounting.
September 2007

Past Materials

PSIC Allowable Costs(Slides)
PowerPoint detailing additional information to help grantees and subgrantees prepare PSIC investments.
September 2007

PSIC Grant Guidance and Application KitPDF icon
Original version
July 18, 2007

PSIC Investment Justification Reference Guide
The Reference Guide aids States and Territories in the development of their IJ and complements the PSIC Program Grant and Application Kit, which was originally released on July 18, 2007, and revised on August 16, 2007.

PSIC Federal Register Notice of Availability of FundsPDF icon
July 23, 2007

PSIC Federal Register NoticePDF icon
August 20, 2007

IAA M72177 Amendment 2PDF icon
March 17, 2009

IAA M72177 Amendment 1PDF icon
July 18, 2007

IAA M72177PDF icon
February 16, 2007

MOA between NTIA and SSCPDF icon
March 31, 2008

MOA No M92167 SignedPDF icon

M92167 AMD 1 SignedPDF icon

MOA Amendment 2PDF icon

MOA No M82167 Mod 2 SignedPDF icon

NTIA-GPD MOU Amendment 3 executedPDF icon
September 2, 2010