NIST Public Safety Innovation Accelerator Program – Public Safety Radio Data (PSIAP-PSRD)

Funding Agency:
Department of Commerce

: NIST’s Public Safety Radio Data (PSRD) grant program is seeking applications from eligible applicants for activities to collect and publish active Public Safety (PS) radio system transmission data related to the comparison of Land Mobile Radio (LMR) to Long Term Evolution (LTE). The collected data must be made publicly available for the conduct of research relevant to the comparison of LMR to LTE. The applicant must also propose a conduct of research related to the comparison of LMR to LTE.

Deadline: April 6, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Eligibility for the program listed in this NOFO is open to all non-Federal entities. Eligible applicants include accredited institutions of higher education; non-profit organizations; for-profit organizations incorporated in the United States; state, local, territorial, and Indian tribal governments; foreign public entities; and foreign organizations. Please note that individuals and unincorporated sole proprietors are not considered “non-Federal entities” and are not eligible to apply under this NOFO. Although Federal entities are not eligible to receive funding under this NOFO, they may participate as unfunded collaborators.



Amount Description

In Fiscal Year 2021 (FY21), NIST anticipates funding 1 award for up to $1,000,000 with a project performance period of up to 2 years.

Funding Type





Engineering and Physical Sciences

External Deadline

April 6, 2021