Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program
The Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Title III of the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, directed the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to establish and implement a $1 billion grant program to assist public safety agencies in the acquisition of, deployment of, or training for the use of interoperable communications systems that utilize, or enable interoperability with communications systems that can utilize, reallocated public safety spectrum for radio communications. The Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant Program is a one-time formula-based, matching grant program intended to enhance interoperable communications with respect to voice, data, and/or video signals. PSIC provides public safety agencies with the opportunity to achieve meaningful and measurable improvements to the state of public safety communications interoperability through the full and efficient use of telecommunications resources.
Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program Public Meeting
NTIA will hold a public meeting on September 25, 2007, in connection with its Digital-to-Analog Converter Box Coupon Program described in the Final Rule that was released on March 12, 2007.