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Public Safety Interoperability Communications (PSIC) Grant

Please scroll down to Communications Document Library for PSIC grant application

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced a one-time grant to increase interoperability between public safety entities. To qualify for this grant, MEMA was required to complete a State Communications Interoperability Plan (SCIP) which includes information from all levels of government.

This plan is the basis for the Maine PSIC grant guidance which will govern the release of funds to county and local governments.

As part of the SCIP we are asking Public Safety entities to participate in the Communications Assets Survey and Mapping tool (CASM) program to map out and create a detailed picture of Maine’s public safety radio systems. An accurate picture of where we are today will allow us to make informed plans for improvement, and target funds to support those improvements.

Public Safety Interoperability Communication Grant Requirement

To be eligible for the upcoming PSIC grant any agency involved with an application will need to have the CASM Baseline spreadsheet completed. A copy of the spreadsheet and instructions are located below. The deadline for CASM data submission is before the PSIC grant application is due. That timeline will be posted after DHS has approved the state plan.

All DHS grants require NIMS compliance to be eligible.

For PSIC Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ).


For more information, please contact us.

PSIC Document Library

Name Type pdf rtf other
2009 Homeland Security Grant Award List Grant Report pdf
  List of County and local jurisdictions which have been awarded 2009 Homeland Security Grants.
2014 HSGP Maine Grant Guidance Form Grant Guidance Instructions pdf
  Read this guidance before applying for 2014 Homeland Security Grant Program funds. REVIEW/REFERENCE
2014 HSGP Budget Worksheet/Application Template Form Grant Guidance Instructions xlsx
  Use this form to list all budget items requested in application for 2014 Homeland Security Grant Program funds. NOTE: This form requires use Microsoft Excel or compatible spreadsheet program. REQUIRED
2014 Maine NIMS Compliance Reference Form Grant Guidance Instructions pdf
  Reference document for State of Maine standards for NIMS compliance. Part of HSGP 2014 application reference package. REVIEW/REFERENCE
2014 HSGP Blank MOU Form Grant Guidance Instructions docx
  NOTE: Provided for information only; applicants do not need to fill this out with their application. However, review carefully to understand grant requirements. Requires Microsoft Word or compatible software to view. REVIEW/REFERENCE
2014 HSGP Maine Application Narrative Form Grant Guidance docx
  Use this form to describe the basis for request of HSGP grant funds. REQUIRED SUBMISSION. Microsoft Word or compatible software required.
2014 HSGP Allocations Form Grant Guidance pdf
  Official funding allocations by County for 2014 HSGP grants. REVIEW/REFERENCE
Communications Interoperability Plan Executive Summary Grant doc
  Maine State Communications Interoperability Plan Executive Summary
State of Maine Communication Interoperability Plan (SCIP) Grant Guidance Plan doc
  This is the approved plan by DHS. All appendices and figures can be requested by official public safety agencies by emailing:
SCIP Presentation to the Counties Grant Guidance ppt
  This is the copy of the ppt presentation to the counties
Maine Communications Interoperability Committee Members Brochure Grant doc
  By Executive Order, Governor Baldacci established the Maine Communications Interoperability Committee (MICC) in July 2007 for “the purpose of developing a plan for statewide voice and data communications interoperability to help ensure the safety of all citizens in day-to-day operations, natural disasters, emergency response scenarios, and terrorist incidents.”
Maine State Communications Network Summary (MScommNet) Grant Guidance Plan doc
  MScommNet summary.
SAFECOM Grant Guidance FY 2007 Grant Guidance pdf
  Federal Interoperability Grant Guidance
SAFECOM Interoperability Writing Guide for SOPs Grant Guidance Plan pdf
2009 NIMS Compliance Policy (State of Maine) Grant Policy pdf doc
  A quick reference for NIMS compliance, as it affects eligibility for Homeland Security Grants and Emergency Management Performance Grants in Maine


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Last update: 05/17/10