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Thursday, July 28, 2022

The application period for the 2022 Regional Communications/Dispatch Request for Proposals is now open.

The State of Vermont is seeking projects that address the development and implementation of regional dispatch/communications centers.

Currently, the Department of Public Safety is responsible for providing dispatch services to many emergency responders throughout the state. However, this model is not sustainable, and long-envisioned regional solutions are the best way to ensure a resilient communications infrastructure with a workforce being drawn from throughout the state.

For this reason, limited funding will be available to support the creation of new regional dispatch centers or broaden the capacity and capability of existing dispatch centers. This will enable an approach that balances workloads in regions throughout Vermont.

For all funding announcements, application materials, instructions and resources, visit the Regional Communications Grant Program webpage on the Homeland Security website. Please familiarize yourself with the requirements of the funding announcements, what must be submitted, and what may be applied for.

The deadline to submit an application and supporting documentation to the Homeland Security Unit office is 5 p.m. on Friday, September 2, 2022. To facilitate processing, email your completed grant applications and supporting documentation to DPS.HSU@vermont.gov.

For all funding announcements, application materials, instructions, and resources, please visit the Homeland Security website.

For questions regarding grant submissions, the grant application, supplemental materials, or any issues downloading materials, contact DPS.HSU@vermont.gov. For questions regarding regional communications projects including allowability, implementation, and general eligibility, please contact the Department of Public Safety’s Mandy Wooster at Mandy.Wooster@vermont.gov.

If you have any questions about the grant opportunity, please visit hsu.vermont.gov/regional-communications or email DPS.HSU@vermont.gov.