PSCR Announces $7M Award Program

PSCR Announces $7M Award Program

NIST’s Public Safety Communications Research (PSCR) Division recently released the Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program - 2022 (PSIAP-2022) funding opportunity aimed at accelerating research and development (R&D) that directly impacts first responder communications and operations, specifically in the areas of Mission Critical Voice (MCV), Location-Based Services (LBS), and User Interface/User Experience (UI/UX). PSCR anticipates funding up to $7M in new awards for PSIAP-2022, with individual awards expected to range from $300,000 to $600,000 per year.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply on by January 18, 2022. 

Register for the PSIAP-2022 Informational Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Webinar on December 1, 2021, for more information about how to apply.

The Final Push Forward

Although there may still be opportunities for people to participate in prize challenges and commercialization programs, PSIAP-2022 will likely be PSCR’s last major grant or cooperative agreement program funded by the Public Safety Trust Fund. “PSIAP-2022 builds off of everything PSCR has learned from previous awards and focuses on the key target areas which have proved to be most beneficial to public safety,” said PSCR Divi ..

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