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SAFECOM Guidance on Emergency Communications Grants

posted Sep 15, 2013, 7:54 AM by Stones River

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Emergency Communications Grants

  • Emergency communications activities that can be funded through Federal grants
  • Technical standards that facilitate interoperability
  • Recommendations for planning, coordinating, and implementing emergency communications projects

Purpose of the FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance

The FY 2013 SAFECOM Guidance stresses the need for continued investment in planning and coordination of emergency communications projects, including investment in the Statewide Interoperability Coordinator (SWIC), Statewide Interoperability Governing Body (SIGB), or Statewide Interoperability Executive Committee (SIEC) activities. Grantees are encouraged to coordinate with the SWIC, SIGB or SIEC to ensure projects support the statewide strategy to improve interoperable emergency communications. Grantees are also urged to support the National Preparedness System as described in Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8), which requires the engagement of the whole community in preparedness and response planning.

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