NTIA Awards More SLIGP Grants to Assist FirstNet Planning

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 
September 06, 2013
News Media Contact: 
(202) 482-0147, press@firstnet.gov
 

The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) this week awarded grants under the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP) to the following states to help in planning for the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet):

  • Guam - $529,300
  • Massachusetts - $2.1 million
  • Minnesota - $2.3 million
  • North Dakota - $1.1 million
  • Puerto Rico - $1.4 million
  • South Carolina - $ 1.8 million
  • Texas - $5.8 million
  • Virginia - $2.7million
  • Washington - $2.6 million

All the recipients are required to provide a matching contribution of at least 20 percent. Additional grants will be awarded on a rolling basis.

More information on the SLIGP grant program can be found here: http://www.ntia.doc.gov/sligp/program_information