NIST Announces Available Grant for Public Safety Broadband Apps and Innovations

According to the grant announcement, eligible applicants include institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, for-profit organizations, state and local governments, Indian tribes, hospitals, foreign public entities, and foreign governments.

In addition, applicants will be encouraged to look for solutions that enable public safety analytics; location based services, like real-time mapping of first responders; and a category called "mission critical voice," that basically equates to solutions for voice communications.  Applicants are encouraged to partner with local and state government safety organizations to show how operational standards are met as well as provide critical analytics.

Those interested in submitting applications should review the grant announcement located here.