• NG-911 Grant Program
  • November 29, 2017 | Author: Wesley K. Wright
  • Law Firm: Keller and Heckman LLP - Washington Office
  • The comment deadline has passed to respond to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking issued by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) on regulations implementing the new 911 Grant Program. Several interest groups stressed that NHTSA should require grant recipients to demonstrate that their networks can share emergency calls and related data among ESInets and can hand off emergency calls and related data with each other. Commenters also expressed concern that allowing tribes to apply for grant funding directly could result in duplicative requests between tribes and state 911 authorities for the jurisdiction where the tribe is located.