The NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program (PSIAP) 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, and user interface/user experience as described in Section I. of this NOFO.
Recipients will rapidly accelerate the objectives of the funding opportunity through innovative research and development (R&D) projects. Applicants may propose projects specific to one or more PSIAP-2022 technical program goals and may propose cross-cutting projects that address one or more objectives within each or multiple goals. Applicants may also propose new ideas and objectives within any of the goals but may not propose new goals.
Applicants are required to develop partnerships with Public Safety Organizations (PSOs) to ensure that the R&D outputs of each PSIAP-2022 project are highly relevant and will have a meaningful impact on the public safety community. Potential applicants are responsible for contacting the organizations and arranging partnerships. NIST will not assist potential applicants with finding partners.
For purposes of this NOFO, PSOs include U.S. federal, state, and local emergency medical services (EMS), fire services, law enforcement, and public safety communications/911 centers. At least one PSO involved in the project must be an active or volunteer department or agency. For the sake of the PSO participation requirement, consulting agencies and associations are not considered PSOs.
Deadline: Jan. 18, 2022