March 17, 2022
On behalf of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), we are pleased to announce that the Contingency Planning Guide for Emergency Communications Funding has been published on the SAFECOM Funding Resources webpage under "Sustaining Public Safety Communications Systems." This new resource provides a series of considerations to help decision-makers plan for the continuity of public safety communications budgets. Expanding on the Contingency Considerations When Facing Reductions in Emergency Communications Budgets fact sheet, this guide provides a more comprehensive look at the considerations public safety officials must weigh when planning for or facing budget reductions. Specifically, this expanded document features several considerations for sustained investment in mission-critical resource categories, refers users to risk analysis guidance and technical assistance resources, and showcases real-world examples to assist officials in their planning efforts.
The development of this resource would not have been possible without the input, ideas, and expertise of our partners at SAFECOM and the National Council of Statewide Interoperability Coordinators. We thank them for their contributions to help decision-makers plan for the continuity of public safety communications budgets. For questions or additional information on the Contingency Planning Guide for Emergency Communications Funding, please email: SAFECOMGovernance@cisa.dhs.gov.
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