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Public Safety Interoperable Communications (PSIC) Grant
Where is the money coming from? The federal government established a deadline for broadcast television to move from analog to digital frequencies. n This move is freeing up analog spectrum in the 700 MHz band, of which 24 MHz has been allocated for public safety use. n The remaining portion of the vacated spectrum is being auctioned off to the public – proceeds are funding the PSIC grant program. n
What can grant money be used for? Must be used to buy equipment, deploy, or train for use on communications systems that are capable of operating within the 700 MHz spectrum. n 80% of the funds must go to local agencies, 20% can be used by the state. States are required to provide a 20% funding match. n
What is Indiana’s share? Indiana’s share of the $944 million grant is $18, 291, 735. § Approximately $13 million available to local Indiana first responder agencies. §
What about the 700 MHz capability requirement? Digital radios for use on the SAFE-T system are multi-band/multi-mode. This means they are 700 MHz capable and can be used well into the future as Indiana migrates and adapts to changing technology.
Indiana PSIC Strategy 1. 2. Increase the reach of the existing interoperable communications system while enabling future technological transitions: Radios to local first responders program. “Next generation” digital technology applications and best practices to help map Indiana’s digital future.
Indiana PSIC Strategy: 3. 4. Improve the delivery of communications training though IDHS programs & webbased applications Mirror the locally-driven process that created the SAFE-T network to facilitate strategy for public safety data sharing and integration
Grant Timeline July 18, 2007: Feds release PSIC Guidance and allocations to states. § August 22, 2007: Brief narrative due to feds with overview of PSIC plans § December 3, 2007: Investment Justifications due along with final Statewide Interoperable Communications Plan (SCIP) §
Grant Timeline December 1, 2007: Peer review/evaluation of Investment Justifications and SCIP § March 15, 2008: States receive approval/denial of Investment Justifications/ SCIP. 60 day obligation period begins. § September 30, 2010: Grant ends – No extensions will be granted §
Budget Highlights Over $20 M* allocated for the development of advance interoperable communications in Indiana. n n n $2. 9 M allocated for communication infrastructure $2. 1 M dedicated to the advancement of integrated data sharing $13 M in radios for first responders *Includes 2007 PSIC funding and additional funding from the 2007 Homeland Security Grant Program
Additional Budget Highlights Funding applied toward this first statewide interoperable communications conference Funding for implementation of CASM, a tool for use by local, county and state public safety officials to develop interoperable communications plans n n
Radio Allocation Based on EMA response to 2007 IDHS equipment survey 21, 714 radios requested by local first responders Formula developed to award a percentage of radios requested based on available funds Either Motorola or E. F. Johnson portable radios and accessories can be purchased n n
Radio Allocation Negotiated lower-than-QPA pricing for radios with accessories § Over 5, 200 radios going to first responders § A nearly 20% increase in radios in the hands of first responders! §