First Responder Capability

Agency NameDepartment of Homeland Security
Funding Amount$4,000,000.00
Bureau Name Science and Technology
Funding Mechanism Contract
New? No
Funding Mechanism Contract

Funding Amount Notes

Period of Availability 5 Year
Recipients May include but not limited to: Academia/Centers of Excellence, Industry (Small Business Innovation Research), Department of Energy National Labs, and Federal Funded Research and Development Centers.
Program Description This program develops and transitions technologies, information, procedures, and concept of operations to aid first responders, emergency managers, and incident commanders as they respond to hazardous situations. It assists emergency response communities through test and assessment of technologies for usability and seeks to transition viable solutions to the commercial marketplace to help make them available across all first responder communities.
Eligible Uses Public safety and violence prevention to evaluate "soft target" security, including countering improvised explosive device events and protection of U.S. critical infrastructure.