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.

Agency - Department of Commerce

The Department of Commerce fosters and promotes the nation's economic development and technological advancement through vigilance in international trade policy, domestic business policy and growth, and promoting economic progress at all levels.

Selected Recipients for this Program

RecipientAmount Start DateEnd Date
Cnmi Office Of Homeland Security $ 188,424   2018-03-012021-03-31
Military, Idaho Division Of $ 398,627   2018-03-012021-03-31
Public Safety, Iowa Department Of $ 386,553   2018-03-012021-03-31
Kansas Adjutant General Department $ 29,738   2018-03-012021-03-31
Commonwealth Of Kentucky Office Of Technology $ 332,814   2018-03-012021-03-31
Administrative And Financial Services Maine, Department Of $ 674,442   2018-03-012021-03-31
Safety, Tennessee Department Of $ 305,848   2018-03-012021-03-31
Guam Office Of Homeland Secur Ity/ Office Of Civil Defense $ 506,995   2018-03-012021-03-31
Defense, Hawaii Department Of $ 546,872   2018-03-012021-03-31
Public Safety, Missouri Department Of $ 101,575   2018-03-012021-03-31

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2016: 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 = 285,000 Cumulative Education and Outreach materials distributed by grantees = 3,800,000. Fiscal Year 2018: Cumulative public safety stakeholders engaged by grantees = 300,000 Cumulative Education and Outreach materials distributed by grantees = 4,000,000.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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 intends to issue 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 will leverage unspent funds from original SLIGP grants to make these awards.

The grants will not be used for activities related to broadband deployment, construction, or the acquisition of equipment used to provision wireless broadband services, including for long-term evolution (LTE) related activities.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility


Grants will be awarded to the 56 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. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

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 Procedures

Each application will be reviewed by NTIA for completeness and adherence to programmatic guidelines. If submissions do not meet the requirements, the application will be returned to the submitting State or Territory and funds will be withheld until the applicant meets all requirements. Upon approval of the application, the grants will be awarded to the State. Grantees can draw down and expend funds through the Automated Standard for Application for Payment (ASAP) system.


Mar 19, 2013 This grant opportunity closed on March 19, 2013. NTIA anticipates a new grant announcement for SLIGP 2.0 will be issued at the end of FY 2017.


The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012, Public Law 112-96.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Award payments are generally available within 90 days of application approval.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. Matching Requirements: Percent: 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. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

The grant period of performance for SLIGP 1.0 is 4.5 years. The period of performance for SLIGP 2.0 will be 2 years, Payment and Reporting System payments are generally within 90 days. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Payments under the award will be made using the Department of Treasury's Automated Standard Application for Payment (ASAP) system.

Post Assistance Requirements


Program reports are not applicable.

Cash reports are not applicable.

A Performance Progress Report (PPR) is due quarterly to the NTIA Federal Program Officer.

A Federal Financial Report (FFR also known as SF-425) is due to the NIST Grants Officer on the same quarterly basis.

A Closeout Report is due 90 days after the grant end date along with the Final FFR.


In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. OMB Circular A-133 is applicable.


Grant recipient must retain records for three years after award closeout.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Project Grants) FY 16 $0; FY 17 est $80,000; and FY 18 est $15,500,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Michael E. Dame Office of Public Safety Communications U.S. Department of Commerce National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) 1401 Constitution Avenue, NW Room 4078, Washington, District of Columbia 20230 Email: Phone: 202-482-1181

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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