Current Future 9-1-1 Grant Opportunities by uxb20199


									               Current & Future 9-1-1
                Grant Opportunities
                        APCO/NENA/SIEC 2009 Conference
                        October 28, 2009

                        Dorothy Spears-Dean,
                        PSC Coordinator                                    1 1
• Fundamentals of PSAP Grant
• FY 11 Funding Cycle of PSAP Grant
• ENHANCE 9-1-1 Grant
• Future funding opportunities for 9-1-1                      2
Program Fundamentals
• The PSAP Grant Program is a multi-million dollar
  grant program administered by the Virginia
  Wireless E-911 Services Board
• The primary purpose of this program is to
  financially assist Virginia primary PSAPs with the
  purchase of equipment and services that support
  the continuity and enhancement of wireless E-
• Any Virginia primary PSAP that supports wireless
  E-911 is eligible to apply for and receive these
  funds either as a stand alone applicant or as part
  of a regional initiative or a consolidation project                               3
Program Fundamentals
• The deadline to apply for a grant each year is Oct 31st
• Primary PSAPs need to submit their requests using the
  online grant application on VITA’s Integrated Services
  Program website.
• Individual PSAP and regional initiative applicants will have a
  twelve month grant period in which to expend their grant
• Consolidation project applicants will have a twenty four
  month grant period in which to expend their grant awards.
• All grant periods will run consistent with the
  Commonwealth’s fiscal year.
• Program cannot guarantee grant funding to sustain multi-
  year projects.                                          4
Program Fundamentals
• Primary PSAPs have two programs through which to apply
  for grant funds
• These programs are the Continuity and Consolidation
  Program and Enhancement Program
    – The purpose of the Continuity and Consolidation Program is to
      provide funding to primary PSAPs for projects designed to
      replace or upgrade wireless E-911 equipment and services that
      are out of service, without vendor support, technically
      outdated, or can no longer perform at an established minimum
      functional standard to sustain an acceptable level of service to
      the public.
    – The purpose of the Enhancement Program is to provide
      funding to primary PSAPs for projects designed to strengthen,
      broaden or increase the current wireless E-911 operations
      through equipment, PSAP staff development, or service
      beyond that PSAP’s current capabilities.                                               5
Program Fundamentals
• Each year, approved grants in the Continuity &
  Consolidation Program will receive no less than
  80% of the available funds in the PSAP Grant
• Each year, the Enhancement Program will receive
  the remaining percentage of the available funds
  in the PSAP Grant Program
• However, should all approved grants for the
  Continuity and Consolidation Program for a
  specific year be fully funded, then any funds left
  from the 80% in that same year may be allocated
  for other grant programs, such as the
  Enhancement Program, as deemed appropriate
  by the Committee and/or Board                              6
FY 11 Funding Cycle
• Only $4M available for this funding cycle because
  of wireless fund transfers to other programs
  supporting 9-1-1
• These transfers were made by the Governor to
  balance the Commonwealth’s budget
• Last year (FY 10) $17M was available and the
  Board approved $16.2M in grant awards
• This means that in addition to having less than a
  quarter of the funding that was available in FY
  10, if the same number of applications are
  submitted, then only one in four will be funded                             7
FY 11 Funding Cycle
• Tiers:
    – Out of Service: Replacement of inoperable wireless E-
      911 equipment or software to enable primary PSAPs to
      maintain current service levels
    – Non-Vendor Supported: Replacement of wireless E-
      911 equipment, service, or software, which is no longer
      supported by manufacturing vendor, to enable primary
      PSAPs to maintain current service levels
    – Technically Outdated: Replacement of wireless E-911
      equipment or software, which no longer meets current
      functional standards of the PSAP, such as software that
      is two or more versions behind or equipment beyond
      normal lifecycle
    – Strengthen: Upgrade current equipment and/or
      services beyond the current functional standards of the
      PSAP                                           8
FY 11 Funding Cycle
•   Continuity and Consolidation Program Priorities
     –   CPE
     –   Primary mapping system servers and workstations
     –   GIS: high priority
     –   Call accounting equipment
     –   CAD
     –   Voice logging recorder systems and instant recall recorders (call check)
     –   GIS: medium priority
     –   PSAP Recruitment Programs
     –   PSAP Recruitment Programs (hardware and software)
     –   Time sync
     –   UPS/generator - (specific supporting PSAP only)
     –   GIS: low priority
     –   Other

•   Non-allowable items: (not inclusive) bricks and mortar, outside security,
    card key systems, field equipment and applications (except for GIS
    mapping maintenance), furniture, personnel salaries and benefits                                                               9
FY 11 Funding Cycle   10
FY 11 Funding Cycle
•   Enhancement Program
     –   Next Generation (such as IP Gateway for PSAP compliant with NENA NG9-1-1 standard)
     –   PSAP Group Training Program (includes public education)
     –   PSAP Group Training Program (hardware and software*)
     –   GIS: high priority
     –   Transportable back-up for PSAP primary operational items (excluding radio consoles)
     –   Fixed back-up for primary PSAP operational items (excluding radio consoles)
     –   GIS: medium priority
     –   Radio consoles (primary or back-up)
     –   EMD
     –   PSAP Individual Training Program**
     –   GIS: low priority
     –   Other

•   *includes hardware and software that will be repeatedly used by a group of persons,
    even if they may use hardware/software one at a time or in a small group
•   **includes conferences and attendance of less than 10 persons to a training off site
    with priority given to in-state and multiple attendee training versus a single person
    going to an out of state conference                                                                          11
FY 11 Funding Cycle   12
FY 11 Funding Cycle
• Grant Award limits:
    – $150,000 for an individual primary PSAP or a currently
      consolidated PSAP that is also applying for a regional initiative
      involving another primary PSAP
    – $325,000 for a regional initiative involving two primary PSAPs
      or a currently consolidated PSAP or a secondary consolidation
    – $375,000 for a regional initiative involving three primary
      PSAPs and/or two primary PSAPs and a currently consolidated
    – $425,000 for a regional initiative involving four primary PSAPs
      and/or three primary PSAPs and a currently consolidated PSAP
    – $475,000 for a regional initiative involving five or more
      primary PSAPs and/or four or more primary PSAPs and a
      currently consolidated PSAP
    – $500,000 for an initial consolidation project                                                 13
ENHANCE 9-1-1 Grant
• Commonwealth has received a grant award in the amount of $1M
  from NHTSA
• VITA will match this award with another $1M
• Total of $2M available for projects designed to establish a
  footprint for Next Generation hosted 9-1-1 services for Virginia
• These funds will be used to deploy NG9-1-1 capabilities utilizing
  several regional groups of Virginia PSAPs in independent pilot
• Specifically, the PSAPs involved in the pilots will have access to:
    –   Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) services in a hosted environment
    –   9-1-1 call routing
    –   Automatic Number Identification (ANI)
    –   Automatic Location Identification (ALI)
    –   Served over an IP-enabled emergency services network with
        redundancy for fault tolerance and high availability                                                   14
ENHANCE 9-1-1 Grant
• In the next few years, as Virginia PSAPs begin to consider
  options beyond their stand-alone CPE and current 9-1-1
  system, a NG9-1-1 solution must be ready for consideration
• Transition that bridges the gap for PSAPs between legacy
  and NG9-1-1 equipment and systems must be gradual
• An evolutionary and systemic migration strategy, beginning
  with a concentrated regional presence, or system, for
  hosted 9-1-1 services, served by an IP-enabled emergency
  services network, is propose
• This option will likely be initially attractive to many small
  PSAPs, but it certainly is a potential solution for any size
  PSAP replacing its CPE
• Once a regional point of presence, or system, has been
  established, the service footprint can be expanded to
  include more PSAPs, eventually creating a NG9-1-1 system
  of systems throughout the Commonwealth                                        15
ENHANCE 9-1-1 Grant   16
Future Funding Opportunities
• Themes and Trends
    – Acceleration of existing momentum towards group
      initiatives and away from singular projects:
        • Increased funding available
        • Makes available dollars go further through economies of
    – Expansion of initial NG9-1-1 pilots:
        • Southside, Southwest and New River Valley projects
        • Honor existing commitments
    – New Collaborative Opportunities
        • Several active consolidations underway, others at feasibility
          stage, and a few just batting the idea around                                                17
Future Funding Opportunities
• Leverage recently complete Baseline Surveys
    – Baseline Survey was the primary deliverable in the
      following strategic initiative for the 9-1-1
      Comprehensive Plan:
        • Conduct a baseline assessment of 9-1-1 capabilities and
    – Original goal was to have a 60% (76 surveys) response
      rate from the PSAP community to be able to conduct
      statistically viable analysis
• Goal achieved:
    – A response rate of 63%
    – Submission of 79 completed surveys
• New paradigm
    – PSAP Interoperability                                               18
                        Questions?                19 19

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