Grants are an excellent resource when seeking to fund a federally mandated or state/local/tribal project(s) that is without any other available funding source. As such, there are multiple grant sources that are available to assist with funding FirstNet projects. These grants are made available to be a solution in funding and solving the evolving capability challenges in public safety, such as gaps in interoperable communications. They can help in meeting the costs of planning, training, exercise, and equipment, as well as additional personnel in some instances. Any State, Local, Tribal, or NGO can benefit from these grants when existing operational budgets are insufficient to meet the operational requirements of an agency and the needs of a community. Attendees will receive an overview of federal grants programs, pertinent tips for developing a grant application, and how to seek technical assistance & support through All Things FirstNet federal grants expert.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
During your meeting with our grants subject matter expert onsite at the conference, you will be provided with the unique opportunity to discuss potential funding opportunities for your communications project(s) that will include the following:
- Identification of all potential funding sources and how they may be leveraged
- Understanding of federal stimulus funds and how they can be accessed for communications projects
- Understanding of the federal infrastructure funding and how it may be accessed for communications projects
- Identification of grant programs that are currently open for application, as applicable
- Identification of grant programs that are anticipated to open for application in the near future
- You must register as an attendee for the Vision 2022 FirstNet Users Summit to register for a Grants Consultation at the event.
- While grants funds may sometimes be used to attend training conferences, please confirm travel/training cost eligibility within the guidance of the grant program that you may intend to use for this purpose.