NG9-1-1 Sustainable Funding Committee

ISP staff established the NG9-1-1 Sustainable Funding Committee in response to concerns expressed by the Virginia 9-1-1 community over the amount of recurring costs contained in the NG9-1-1 Migration Proposals (MPs) provided by staff to Virginia PSAPs. For many PSAPs, the amount of recurring costs included in their MP represents a two or three fold increase in the amount of recurring costs currently paid to their 9-1-1 service provider.

PSAPs will become responsible for these increased costs 24 months after NG9-1-1 deployment. The NG9-1-1 Sustainable Funding Committee will focus on developing a report that contains recommendations on how to mitigate the financial burden of recurring NG9-1-1 costs on localities. This report will be provided to the 9-1-1 Services Board at a future meeting.

Committee membership consists of 3 PSAP representatives, a Virginia sheriff, a NG9-1-1 industry representative, a VACo representative, and a VML representative. Here are the current committee members:

  • Christian Collier (Small PSAP)
  • J.R. Powell (Medium PSAP)
  • Eddie Reyes (Large PSAP)
  • Sheriff Brian Hieatt
  • Jolena Young (Board member)
  • Joe Lerch (VACo)
  • Terry Hall (VML)

The committee will report to Dorothy Spears-Dean.

Local Government Survey

The NG9-1-1 Sustainable Funding Committee has created a survey and is seeking input from Virginia primary PSAP managers and local government administrators on the following questions: 

  • Is the projected growth rate of wireless 9-1-1 revenue sufficient to keep pace with estimated NG9-1-1 recurring costs?  If not, what are possible methods for increasing revenue?
  • Do Virginia PSAPs believe the current distribution percentages and methodology for the Wireless E-911 Fund are optimal to support PSAP operations and discretionary funding (e.g. PSAP Grant Program)? 
  • How can PSAPs be incentivized to pursue shared and hosted services projects?
  • Is there a desire to consolidate (physical or technological) among Virginia PSAPs, but personnel are unsure of how, or have insufficient resources, to proceed? 

The Virginia Municipal League(VML) is coordinating the distribution of the survey and the collection of data.  A link to the survey has already been sent to local government administrators for completion.  A copy of this survey is available for review below in order for PSAP managers to assisit their local executives.  The Funding Committee plans to use local government responses, along with other analysis, to make a recommendation to the 9-1-1 Services Board on how to mitigate the financial burden of recurring NG9-1-1 costs on localities.   

Informational Copy of the Local Government Survey

 

Meeting Dates Through 2019


September 10, 2019 - Conference Call

Presenation | $20M Prepaid Revenue Distribution Estimate |  Minutes  |  Replay

  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of Minutes from August 8th Meetings
  3. Update on Local Government Survey
  4. Committee's Report for September Board Meeting
  5. Plans for In-Person Meeting
  6. Date for Next Call
  7. Adjourn

August 8, 2019 - Conference Call

Presentation  |  Meeting Replay | Minutes

  1. Welcome
  2. Approval of Minutes from June 10th and June 26th Meetings
  3. Update on Local Government Survey
  4. Further Action on Three Identified Options
  5. Next Meeting Date
  6. Adjourn

June 26, 2019 - Conference Call

Presentation  |  Meeting Replay  |  Minutes

  1. Welcome
  2. Update on Research Survey
  3. Recommendations/Options
  4. Committee Report (July 11th Board Meeting)  
  5. July Meeting Dates
  6. Adjourn

June 10, 2019 - Conference Call

Funding Committee Meeting Minutes 06/10/2019
Funding Waterfall with Budget Scenarios  |  Presentation  |  Meeting Replay
Draft Recommendations | 06/10 Analysis Spreadsheet

  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes (May 23rd) 
  3. Additional Wireless Funding Analysis
  4. Latest Version of Research Survey
  5. Timeline to Develop Recommendations  
  6. Next Meeting Date
  7. Adjourn

May 23, 2019 - Conference Call

Presentation | MinutesMeeting Replay
Draft Survey  |  Survey Introdduction  |  Analysis Spreadsheet

  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes (April 25th and May 6th)
  3. Representative Reports 
  4. Revised Research Survey
  5. Comparative Analysis Spreadsheet 
  6. Next Meeting Date
  7. Adjourn

May 6, 2019 - Conference Call

PresentationMinutesReplay of the Meeting
2015 Communication Sales and Use Tax Study from Taxation
Survey v3 | Comparative Analysis SheetCommittee Charter v3
FY18 Monthly Revenue Workbook  |  FY19 Monthly Revenue Workbook
Wireless E9-1-1 Distribution Report | Funding Waterfall with Code & Budget Links

  1. Welcome
  2. Minutes (April 11th)
  3. Report of the 2015 Communications Sales and Use Tax Study
  4. Revised Research Survey
  5. Comparative Analysis Spreadsheet (Previous/Current Funding Formulas and Legacy/NG9-1-1 Recurring Costs) 
  6. Next Meeting Date
  7. Public Comment
  8. Adjourn

April 25, 2019 - Conference Call

Presentation  |  Draft Charter  |  Draft Research Survey  |  Minutes  |  Replay of the Meeting

  1. Introductions
  2. Framing Questions
  3. Draft Charter 
  4. Research Survey
  5. Meeting Schedule
  6. Adjourn

April 11, 2019 - Conference Call

Presentation  |  Charter  |  Replay of the Meeting  |  Minutes

  1. Introductions
  2. Review Draft Charter 
  3. Resource Materials
  4. Meeting Schedule
  5. Adjourn