State Alternative Plan Program
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.
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.