FirstNet's mission is to develop, build and operate the country's first nationwide broadband network dedicated to public safety. The ConnectME Authority has been designated at the State of Maine contact for the State and Local Implementation Grant Program and was awardded $1,045,904 to manage this effort. Maine will use its Maine Interoperable Communications Committee (MICC) to implement the State and Local Implementation Grant Program (SLIGP).  The State plans to update its Statewide Communication Interoperability Plan as part of SLIGP, and will use MICC representatives, the yet-to-be-named Tribal representative, the Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and the Maine Office of Information Technology as the primary vehicles for education and outreach to local jurisdictions.  Tribal partners are regularly invited to all public outreach events, workshops, trainings, and exercises conducted by MEMA, and Maine intends to invite representatives from its four federally recognized tribes to participate in all public safety broadband network planning activities and consultations.

SLIGP Phase I RFP (pdf format, MS Word format)

Milestone Categories and Key Indicators - a newer version is awaiting approval by NTIA with no changes in line item amounts. Changes are in timeline adjustments to allow for new grant award timeline with transfer from MEMA to ConnectME Authority.

More information on Maine's SLIGP grant can be found at:

Infograhic: FirstNet by the Numbers

More information on FirstNet and be found at:

For further information, contact Lisa Leahy, State Point of Contact (SPOC) at