E-911 Grant Program

 

To provide federal financial assistance for the implementation and operation of 911 services, E-911 services, migration to an IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and operation of NG911 services and applications; the implementation of IP-enabled emergency services and applications enabled by Next Generation 911 services, including the establishment of IP backbone networks and the application layer software infrastructure needed to interconnect the multitude of emergency response organizations; and training public safety personnel, including call-takers, first responders, and other individuals and organizations who are part of the emergency response chain in 911 services.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 10/11/2010 (Archived.)
Program Number
20.615
Federal Agency/Office
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Department of Transportation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
A - Formula Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2019 The application process was completed and grant awards were made in August of 2019.
Authorization
Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Title VI, Section 6503, Public Law 112-96, 47 U.S.C. 400
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
States, U.S. Territories, and Tribal 911 agencies
Beneficiary Eligibility
States, U. S. Territories and Tribes
Credentials/Documentation
Applications for grant funds must consist of the following components: (1) State 911 Plan that details the projects and activities proposed to be funded and describes the steps the State has taken to meet statutory and programmatic conditions, such as coordination with local governments, tribal organizations, and 911 Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). (2) Project budget for all proposed projects and activities to be funded by the grant funds, including identification of non-Federal sources, if applicable. The proposed projects and activities must meet the eligible use requirement. (3) Supplemental project budget for additional grant funds that may become available. Only applicants that qualify for the initial distribution of grant funds would be eligible to receive additional grant funds, if available. The supplemental project budget must provide as much detail as the project budget, including identification of non-Federal sources, if applicable. (4) Designation of a single officer or government body to serve as the E-911 Coordinator of implementation of E-911 services and to sign the certifications required under this part. (5) Certifications of statutory and programmatic conditions, including certifying that designated E-911 surcharges have not been diverted for any purpose.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is required. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Preapplication coordination is required. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review. Federal staff of the National 911 Implementation Coordination Office (ICO), which includes federal staff of Departments of Commerce and Transportation, will review each application. Standard application forms required by the Governmentwide Common Grant Rule for State, Local, and Indian Tribal Governments must be used for this grant program. Assistance from Federal staff is continuously available to participants in this program. This program is eligible for coverage under E.O. 12372, "Intergovernmental Review of Federal Programs." An applicant should consult the office or official designated as the single point of contact in his or her State for more information on the process the State requires to be followed in applying for assistance, if the State has selected the program for review.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. Step 1: Those who intend to apply for a grant must submit their initial application package, including identification of a designated 911 Coordinator and the required certification, via nhtsa.national911@dot.gov. Step 2: Eligible applicants will submit a complete application packet as described in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, published on Grants.gov. In addition to specified standard grant forms, the complete application packet includes a State/Tribal Organization 911 Plan, a project budget, and an optional supplemental project budget. Complete application packages must be submitted electronically through www.grants.gov.
Award Procedure
Awards are made per authorizing statute, by the Assistant Secretary for Communication and Information, U.S. Department of Commerce and the Administrator of the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, U.S. Department of Transportation.
Deadlines
Application consisted of a two step process. Step one commenced August 9, 2018 and concluded September 10, 2019. Step two commenced February 1, 2019 and concluded April 2, 2019.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
From 30 to 60 days.
Appeals
From 30 to 60 days.
Renewals
Not applicable.
How are proposals selected?
Applications will be evaluated to ensure the inclusion of all required components, as stated in the Notice of Funding Opportunity, as posted on Grants.gov. Plan will be evaluated for its compliance with eligible use of funds and statutory and programmatic requirements, and project budget will be evaluated for the inclusion of required matching funds as well as the budget's consistency with the Plan. Federal funds are obligated to support upgrading a 911 system, and applicants have latitude in determining projects upon which they spend their Federal monies.
How may assistance be used?
This federal financial assistance may be used by tribes, territories, and states. State grantees are allowed to fund statewide projects, to provide subgrants to local jurisdictions, or some combination. Use of funds is restricted to the following eligible uses: hardware, software, NG911 hosted services, administration and planning, training, consultant services, and operation of dual 911 systems while in transition. Eligible use of funds: Hardware, Software, NG911 services, Consultant fees, Training, Administration and Planning (10% maximum) and Operation (of dual 911 systems during transition). Applicants must also provide certifications stipulating that specific requirements have been met in order to be eligible for grant funding.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Not applicable.
Auditing
Grantees are required to comply with all existing audit requirements.
Records
Records relating to the program shall be retained for a period of not less than three years from the date of submission of final financial report.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 40%. Each applicant must provide 40 percent of the cost of each eligible project with non-Federal sources.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Application consisted of a two step process that commenced August of 2018 and concluded April of 2019. The period of performance for grantees ends no later than March 31, 2022. Grantees submit vouchers to reimburse costs as incurred, via electronic voucher and payment system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
nhtsa.national911@dot.gov
Headquarters Office
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
1200 New Jersey Avenue, S.E., NPD-400
Washington, DC 20590 US
nhtsa.national911@dot.gov
Phone: (202) 366-2705
Website Address
https://www.911.gov
Financial Information
Account Identification
69-0661-0-1-407
Obligations
(Formula Grants) FY 18$0.00; FY 19 est $109,250.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$13,191 to $11,399,076. Average: $1,957,078
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Final Regulation published in Federal Register on August 3, 2018: https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/08/03/2018-16567/911-grant-program. NOFO and revision to NOFO published on Grants.gov August 9, 2018 and February 1, 2019 respectively: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/search-grants.html?keywords=911.
Examples of Funded Projects
Fiscal Year 2019 Funded projects include all eligible uses that enable the migration to an IP-enabled emergency 911 network; the adoption and operation of NG911 services and applications; the implementation of IP-enabled emergency services and applications enabled by Next Generation 911 services, including the establishment of IP backbone networks and the application layer software infrastructure needed to interconnect the multitude of emergency response organizations; and training of 911 public safety personnel.

 



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