State and Local Implementation Grant Program


To assist State, regional, tribal, and local jurisdictions to identify, plan, and implement the most efficient and effective way for such jurisdictions to utilize and integrate the infrastructure, equipment, and other architecture associated with the nationwide public safety broadband network to satisfy the wireless communications and data services needs of that jurisdiction, including with regards to coverage, siting, and other needs.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Program Number
Federal Agency/Office
National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Department of Commerce
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
B - Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2016 Cumulative public safety stakeholders engaged by grantees = 190,000 Cumulative Education and Outreach materials distributed by grantees = 2,250,000 Cumulative public safety stakeholders engaged by grantees = 204,075 Cumulative Education and Outreach materials distributed by grantees = 2,637,851
Fiscal Year 2017 Cumulative public safety stakeholders engaged by grantees = 323,441 (actuals) Cumulative Education and Outreach materials distributed by grantees = 5,264,712 (actuals)
Fiscal Year 2019 Stakeholder meetings to be convened= 75; Number of governance meetings to be held= 573
Fiscal Year 2020 Stakeholder meetings to be convened= 85; Number of governance meetings to be held= 528
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112-96
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
1. Grants were awarded to eligible States and Territories. 2. The grants will be used to assist applicants with activities related to planning for the establishment of a nationwide public safety broadband network. 3. The State must designate a single officer or governmental body to serve as the coordinator of the grant funds.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Indirect beneficiaries of the grants are law enforcement officers, fire fighters, emergency medical professionals and other public safety officials, as well as the general public, who will receive improved communications capabilities from the creation of the single, nationwide interoperable public safety broadband network that these grants will facilitate.
OMB Circular No. A-87 is required.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. The designee must apply for grant funding through the online system when the application window opens.
Award Procedure
Each application was reviewed by NTIA for completeness and adherence to programmatic guidelines prior to award. Grantees can draw down and expend funds through the Automated Standard for Application for Payment (ASAP) system.
March 19, 2013 The SLIGP 1.0 grant opportunity closed on March 19, 2013. NTIA issued the SLIGP 2.0 grant announcement at the end of FY 2017. The SLIGP 2.0 grant opportunity closed on December 28, 2017; one territorial agency applicant was approved to submit the application past this date under the conditions noted in the Notice of Funding.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Award payments are generally available within 90 days of application approval.
Not applicable.
This program is not eligible for renewals, but a no cost extension may be considered.
How are proposals selected?
Not applicable.
How may assistance be used?
Provides grants to states to assist them, in collaboration with regional, tribal, and local jurisdictions, with activities related to planning for the establishment of a national wide public safety broadband network. NTIA issued a new funding opportunity at the end of FY 2017, SLIGP 2.0, to provide recipients with the necessary resources for planning activities during the post-State Plan period as Radio Access Network (RAN) buildout occurs. NTIA leveraged unspent funds from original SLIGP grants to make 46 awards.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Performance Reports: A Closeout Report is due 90 days after the grant end date along with the Final FFR.
OMB Circular A-133 is applicable for SLIGP 1.0. SLIGP 2.0 awards were made under 2 CFR 200.
Grant recipient must retain records for three years after award closeout.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formula is not applicable to this assistance listing.

Matching is mandatory. 20%. The non-federal share of the cost is 20 percent for any activity carried out under the grant. The Assistant Secretary may waive, in whole or in part, the matching requirement for good cause shown upon determining that such a waiver is in the public interest.

MOE requirements are not applicable to this assistance listing.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
The grant period of performance for SLIGP 1.0 was 4.5 years. The period of performance for SLIGP 1.0 grants ended on February 28, 2018. The period of performance for SLIGP 2.0 is 2 years, and the grantor may offer a no-cost extension. Payment and Reporting System payments are generally within 90 days. Payments under the award will be made using the Department of Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payment (ASAP) system.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None/Not specified.
Headquarters Office
Natalie Romanoff
Office of Public Safety Communications
U.S. Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 4086
Washington, DC 20230 US
Phone: 202-482-2236
Website Address
Financial Information
Account Identification
(Project Grants) FY 18$12,629,323.00; FY 19 est $20,680,038.00; FY 20 est $0.00; FY 17$80,000.00; FY 16$0.00; -
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
SLIGP 2.0 awards for the first increment of funding ranged from $200,000 to $425,000. For the second increment of funding, awards ranged from $102,645 to $695,000.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
Not applicable.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not applicable.


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