State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP)

Funding Opportunity ID: 299066
Opportunity Number: 2018-NTIA-SAPP-01
Opportunity Title: State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP)
Opportunity Category: Discretionary
Opportunity Category Explanation:
Funding Instrument Type: Grant
Category of Funding Activity: Other (see text field entitled “Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity” for clarification)
Category Explanation: State Alternative Plan Program
CFDA Number(s): 11.019
Eligible Applicants: Others (see text field entitled “Additional Information on Eligibility” for clarification)
Additional Information on Eligibility: States, Territories, and the District of Columbia, , hereafter collectively referred to as States, that wish to construct, operate, maintain, and improve a radio access network in their State (“opt-out States”), and that have received approval from the FCC for their alternative State plan in accordance with the Act.
Agency Code: DOC-NTIA
Agency Name: Department of Commerce
National Telecommunications and Information Admini
Posted Date: Nov 28, 2017
Close Date: Applications are due no later than 90 calendar days after an “opt-out State” receives formal approval of its alternative State plan from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). NTIA will accept “opt-out State” grant applications on an ongoing basis after the FCC’s approval date, and continue to monitor submissions in to ensure adherence to this 90-calendar day application window. See Section B.4 in the Full Announcement Text of this Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for detailed information concerning submission dates and instructions for submitting an application.
Last Updated Date: Nov 28, 2017
Award Ceiling: $0
Award Floor: $0
Estimated Total Program Funding:
Expected Number of Awards:
Description: The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 (Pub. L. No. 112-96, Title VI, 126 Stat. 256 (codified at 47 U.S.C. 1401 et seq.)) (Act) established the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) as an independent authority within NTIA. The Act also describes FirstNet’s duty and responsibility to ensure the deployment and operation of a nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN). The NPSBN will, by law, initially consist of a core network, operated by FirstNet, and radio access networks (RAN) in each State that link to the core to ensure that a single, nationwide network architecture is available to deliver broadband services to public safety personnel and entities in each State, Territory, and the District of Columbia. The Act further assigns to NTIA the obligation to determine whether a State, if it seeks the authority to deploy the RAN within its borders, will be able to seamlessly interoperate with the NPSBN, and be financially and technically sustainable. An applicant must apply for authority to enter into a Spectrum Manager Lease Agreement (SMLA) with FirstNet (Lease Authority), and may apply for optional grant funds to assist in the construction of its RAN (RAN Construction Funds). This NOFO addresses both the mandatory grant of the right to enter into an SMLA with FirstNet and the optional RAN Construction Funds grant under NTIA’s grant program.
Version: 2
Modification Comments: Correction to Grantor Contact E-mail Description

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