The Arizona Office of Grants and Federal Resources (GFR) manages grants related to statewide energy planning, energy education, energy efficiency, and alternative fuel vehicles. GFR provides effective management and support services, identifies supplemental funding sources, and fulfills fiduciary responsibilities related to state energy activities.
Public Safety Broadband
The Arizona Office of Grants and Federal Resources (GFR) manages the State and Local Implementation Program to assist in developing the Arizona statewide plan and approach for the Public Safety Broadband Network (PSBN). Digital Arizona works with regional, tribal and local jurisdictions on identifying, planning and implementing the most efficient and effective means to use and integrate the infrastructure, equipment, and other architecture associated with the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network to satisfy the wireless and data services needs.
The State of Arizona is reaching out to inform the public of the recent Volkswagen (VW) Settlement. In two related settlements, German automaker Volkswagen AG (VW) has agreed to spend up to $14.73 billion to settle allegations of cheating emissions tests and deceiving customers. The automaker will spend up to $10.03 billion to compensate consumers under the program, and will spend $4.7 billion to mitigate the pollution from these cars and invest in clean vehicle technology.
Travel Reduction Program/Capitol Rideshare
The State of Arizona Travel Reduction Program welcomes the opportunity to provide top quality customer service to our employees, Travel Reduction Coordinators, and State agencies. The Capitol Rideshare program is making a difference with State employees; the Telework Program is proving its effectiveness to management; and the Liaison Services are helping agencies fight the ongoing battle for travel reduction. Each year, by working together, we are making strides in improving air quality.
The 9-1-1 Program office has oversight responsibility for the revenues that are collected through the Emergency Telecommunication Service Revolving Fund. Revenues are generated through a Telecommunications Services Excise tax rate of $0.20 per month for each activated wire, wireless and voice over internet protocol (VoIP) service account. In addition, a small percentage of the amount for prepaid wireless sales at the retail level also contribute to the fund. Collections are used to implement and operate emergency telecommunication services (9-1-1) through political sub-divisions of the state.