NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – 2022

Posted: November 18, 2021

Deadline: January 18, 2022

Grantor: National Institute of Standards and Technology

Additional Information

There’s an urgent need for first responders to have access to the same broadband communications and innovative technologies that consumers and commercials networks now expect. That's why NIST PSCR is seeking applications from eligible applicants for activities to accelerate research, development, production, and testing of key public safety capabilities related to mission critical voice, location-based services, user interface/user experience, and public safety analytics.

Review the full details in the Notice of Funding Opportunity here.

Specifically, this award seeks solutions around accelerating the development, production, and testing of: 

  • Mission critical voice over broadband networks
  • Location-based services
  • First responder-machine interactions

PSCR created this funding opportunity to stimulate external R&D activities addressing critical technology gaps identified by stakeholders and to build a public safety-focused R&D ecosystem with long-lasting impact namely:

  • Promoting cross-cutting research to advance public safety communications technology
  • Transforming public safety operations
  • Addressing critical technology gaps

Interested parties are strongly urged to attend an informational webinar on this topic, scheduled to take place on Wednesday, December 1, 2021. The webinar will cover an overview of the PSIAP-2022 funding opportunity as well as important information on eligibility and the application process. Register for the webinar today.

For questions about the NOFO instructions, please contact us at (with “PSIAP-2022” in the subject line).

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