Homeland Security and Emergency Services

Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant 2016-17

2016-17 Public Safety Answering Points Operations Grant
(2016-17 PSAP Grant)

The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications, is pleased to announce the Public Safety Answering Points Grant to facilitate operations of public safety answering points.

Purpose:

To facilitate the operations of public safety answering points.

Eligible Applicants:

Counties within New York State and New York City are eligible to apply for the 2016-17 PSAP Operations Grant Program. Additional eligibility criteria are listed in the Request for Applications Instructions (2016-17 PSAP Operations RFA).

Source of Funds:

This grant program is supported by the Statewide Public Safety Communications Account.

  • Total Funding Available for 2016-17 PSAP Grant: $10 Million

Schedule of Events:

  • Submission of Written Questions - July 14, 2016
  • Request for Applications Updates (if any) - July 21, 2016
  • Applications Due - August 4, 2016 by 5:00PM
  • Notice of Awards

Documents:

Contact Information:

  • E-mail: Grant.Info@dhses.ny.gov
    Grant Administrator
    Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications
    NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services
    1220 Washington Avenue, Building 7A, Suite 710
    Albany, NY 12242

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: I am a town/village/city, can I apply?

    A: No, only county governments are eligible to apply.

  2. Q: What happens if I don't apply/submit information, do I still get my award?

    A: No, you MUST apply AND submit all required information by the deadline in order to be eligible to receive an award.

  3. Q: When I can submit claims for this program?

    A: Claims can be submitted after January 1st, 2017. Please note the 12 month performance period begins January 1st, 2017. All claims must be for expenses occurring in the 12 month period on or after that date.

  4. Q: Can I extend the contract beyond 12 month?

    A: No. The grant performance period is 12 month, from January 1, 2017 until December 31, 2017. Extensions will not be considered.

  5. Q: Can I submit claims for future expenses?

    A: No, this is a reimbursement grant.

  6. Q: Are personal services eligible in this grant?

    A: Yes, personal services are eligible in this grant.

  7. Q: Can I buy new vehicle or portable radios with this grant?

    A: No, land mobile radio subscriber equipment is not an eligible expense.

  8. Q: I have questions about this program, who do I contact?
  9. A: If your question is regarding completing or submitting the grant application, please contact the DHSES Grant Program Administration Office at (866) 837-9133. If your question is regarding other aspects of this new program, please contact DHSES-OIEC at (518) 322-4911.