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State Alternative Plan Program

The State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was published on 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  A copy of the NOFO will remain on the NTIA website for archival purposes.

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Governor's Opt-Out Notice To Conduct State Radio Access Network

October 25, 2017

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.

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