Dispatch Consolidation Grant Program

Request for Grant Applications Now Open

The Public Utilities Commission's (Commission) Emergency Services Communication Bureau (Bureau) is soliciting grant applications to support the consolidation of dispatch centers into existing Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs).

To be eligible for this grant program, an applicant must be a dispatch center located in Maine and must submit a completed grant application. Consolidation costs incurred after June 29, 2018 are eligible for grant funds.  Applications may include services related to all towns that are (or were) dispatched through the applying dispatch center that will be (or were) consolidated into the PSAP as these towns are not able to apply on their own.

Chapter 4 of the Bureau's Rules - Requirements for the Dispatch Consolidation Grant Program - establishes the application process for the distribution of grants for nonrecurring costs incurred by dispatch centers for consolidation into PSAPs.

Completed applications will be accepted on a rolling basis based on the availability of funds.