By law, when FirstNet formally presents its State Plan for the National Public Safety Broadband Network to the Governor of each State, it must also provide “the funding level for the State as determined by NTIA.” On September 29, 2017, NTIA announced the Funding Level Determinations (FLDs) for each State and territory, providing a range from current amounts available for SAPP awards to a maximum amount for each State listed in the document below. To establish each FLD, NTIA used an estimate of the number of terrestrial sites (towers) in each State and territory necessary to achieve baseline coverage objectives based on National Institute of Standards and Technology technical modeling.
Update to the SAPP Grant Amounts:
On September 29, 2017, NTIA announced the Funding Level Determinations (FLDs) for each State, territory, and the District of Columbia, providing a range from current amounts available for SAPP awards to a maximum amount for each State. NTIA committed to provide updates to the States on a monthly basis on any increase in the available grant amounts. This is the third monthly update and there is no increase in the current grant amounts available at this time.
The FLD is a range of the grant amount a State may receive through the State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP) for radio access network (RAN) construction. The document below lists the current grant amount available and the maximum grant amount for each State. Any increase in the current grant amount available, up to the maximum grant amount for each State, will depend on the total amount available for the SAPP after all States have opted in or opted out. NTIA will provide updates to States on any increased grant amounts that are available on a monthly basis and no later than five days prior to the decision date. Details regarding the grant program will be provided in the upcoming SAPP Notice of Funding Opportunity.