By law, when FirstNet formally presents its State Plan for the National Public Safety Broadband Network to the Governor of each State, it must also provide “the funding level for the State as determined by NTIA.” On September 29, 2017, NTIA announced the Funding Level Determinations (FLDs) for each State and territory, providing a range from current amounts available for SAPP awards to a maximum amount for each State listed in the document below. To establish each FLD, NTIA used an estimate of the number of terrestrial sites (towers) in each State and territory necessary to achieve baselin
State Alternative Plan Program
The Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012 directed NTIA to establish a program to review applications for spectrum leasing rights and Radio Access Network construction funds for any state seeking to opt-out of FirstNet’s plan for deployment of the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network within its boundaries. NTIA’s grant program is called the State Alternative Plan Program (SAPP). By opting-out, a state is seeking permission to deploy its own RAN, which must connect to and interoperate with the nationwide network.