State Alternative Plan Program
The State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was published on grants.gov on November 28, 2017 (Funding Opportunity Number 2018-NTIA-SAPP-01). The NOFO provided the application requirements, evaluation methodology and criteria, and Radio Access Network (RAN) construction funding levels for States and Territories that opted out of the FirstNet deployment and that sought the right to enter into spectrum management leasing agreement with FirstNet and for RAN Construction grant funding. All 56 States and Territories have now opted in to the FirstNet deployment, and thus, there are no entities eligible for a SAPP grant. NTIA will not be accepting applications for the program through grants.gov. A copy of the NOFO will remain on the NTIA website for archival purposes.
- Marsha MacBride, Associate Administrator OPSC, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Carolyn Dunn, SAPP Director, email@example.com
SAPP Notice of Funding Opportunity Information
The State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) provides states with guidance on the FirstNet opt-out application process. The SAPP NOFO can be accessed at www.grants.gov using the Funding Opportunity Number 2018-NTIA-SAPP-01, and is also available below.
Governor's Opt-Out Notice To Conduct State Radio Access Network
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 requires a Governor of a State to notify the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet), the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), and the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) of a State's decision to opt-out of participation in the deployment of the nationwide public safety broadband network (NPSBN) as proposed by FirstNet and to conduct its own deployment of a Radio Access Network in the State. This Notice provides instructions for such “opt-out” notices to NTIA.