Possible Additions to NG9-1-1 Diverse Connection Costs
Monday, July 1, 2019
Richmond (ISP) – ISP has determined there may be additional costs in connecting PSAPs to the ESINet. Each PSAP needs two distinct paths for the two diverse broadband circuits to enter the building. If you do not already have two, a second route needs to be established from the property line into the building. The cost of adding this was not originally considered in the migration proposals because we were not aware of the issue until circuit installation started. To date, we have seen quotes of $30,000 to $40,000 to bring the second connection into the building. The 9-1-1 Service Board is committed to cover these costs for NG9-1-1 implementation. The Approval Process for Diverse Broadband Circuits outlines the simple process for approval of these costs.
NG9-1-1 GIS Webinar Recordings Available
Thursday, June 27, 2019
Richmond (ISP) – ISP has posted several webinar recordings to the webinar page.
In order to facilitate the deployment process, the Board has established a rolling submission calendar for the review and approval of NG9-1-1 and Text-to-9-1-1 funding requests:
2019 Funding Request Submission Calendar
|May 28, 2019||July 11, 2019||Oct 11, 2019|
|Jul 29, 2019||Sept 12, 2019||Dec 12, 2019|
|Sept 30, 2019||Nov 14, 2019||Feb 14, 2020|
|Nov 25, 2019||Jan 9, 2020||April 9, 2020|
This calendar will be updated with 2020 calendar dates when they become available.
PSAPs seeking NG9-1-1 funding need to complete a Proposal Acceptance Letter (PAL) The PAL confirms a PSAP's acceptance of the information contained in their NG9-1-1 Migration Proposal (MP) and signals their intent to deploy NG9-1-1. The funding amount requested in the PAL should not exceed the recurring and non-recurring cost estimates contained in the MP. Currently all MPs are based on the AT&T solution. A similar process will be used if a locality selects a different provider. .
Once the migration funds are awarded, the PAL requires that you sign a contract vehicle within three months of the award. The deadline dates are listed in the schedule above. For the AT&T solution, this is the AT&T Participation Agreement (PA). Please contact AT&T representative below for the contract, your solution, and network architecture:
Jason Jackson | AT&T Esinet Program Manager | firstname.lastname@example.org
Transitional funding for Text-to-9-1-1 is available for PSAPs to implement this service in advance of their NG9-1-1 deployment to meet the legislatively required deadline of July 1, 2020. This transitional funding replaces any funding identified in a PSAP's MP or included in a PSAP's NG9-1-1 funding award. PSAPs seeking Text-to-9-1-1 funding need to complete a Text-to-9-1-1 Grant Program Application and could receive up to $50,000 in funding to implement this service.
Additional information on the NG9-1-1 Migration and Text-to-9-1-1 funding programs can be obtained from the FY21 PSAP Grant Guidelines.