The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) last 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):
- Arizona – $2.9 million
- California – $5.6 million
- Iowa – $1.6 million
- Missouri – $2.4 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