The PSAP Grant Program is a multi-million dollar grant program administered by the Virginia 9-1-1 Services Board. The purpose of the program is to financially assist Virginia primary Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) with the purchase of equipment and services that support the continuity and enhancement of wireless E9-1-1.
Presently, the Commonwealth of Virginia is implementing Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) statewide as the current analog network that provides 9-1-1 call delivery to Virginia Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) is going away. Over the next few years, 9-1-1 service providers will be decommissioning the selective router pairs that comprise the foundation of this legacy analog network. To identify the best course to implement NG9-1-1, the 9-1-1 Services Board (the “Board”) conducted a NG9-1-1 Feasibility Study in 2015 and made the decision to transition to a statewide IP-based infrastructure, known as an Emergency Services IP Network (ESInet). With planning efforts completed, the Board is now focused on implementing NG9-1-1 throughout the Commonwealth.
The primary focus of the current PSAP Grant Program Guidelines is to lay out the process for determining and allocating funding for allowable NG9-1-1 migration costs during the multi-year NG9-1-1 deployment period, provide funding for Text-to-9-1-1, and to continue to provide funding for 9-1-1 and GIS education and training in FY21. PSAPs have three programmatic areas to seek funding.
The FY21 PSAP Grant Program application cycle opens on Monday, July 1, 2019. There are two separate funding programs this cycle, the FY21 PSAP Education Program and the FY21 Text-to-911 Grant Program. The FY21 PSAP Education Program grant application cycle will be as in the previous years. The deadline to submit your application is Monday, September 30, 2019 at 5:00 pm. The NG9-1-1 submission deadlines do not apply to the PEP. The funding cycle for the Text-to-9-1-1 Program begins on July 1, 2019 and will remain open throughout the NG9-1-1 deployment period. Applications will be reviewed based on the NG9-1-1 submission deadlines provided on the NG9-1-1 Deployment Webpage. Submit your PSAP Education and/or Text-to-911 grant application to the electronic mailbox established for grant applications and all other grant related communications - firstname.lastname@example.org and copy your Regional Coordinator. Absolutely no grant applications will be considered for the current grant cycle if it is submitted after that time.
ALL APPLICABLE SECTIONS MUST BE COMPLETED IN THEIR ENTIRETY OR THE APPLICATION WILL BE CONSIDERED INCOMPLETE AND NOT ACCEPTED FOR CONSIDERATION.
Travel assistance will be announced for the 2019 APCO Fall Conference in Roanoke, VA on October 23 – 25, 2019.
This rate is entered in the Per Diem/Travel Assistance column on the reimbursement form. This rate is per person and applies regardless of the total number of nights spent at the conference. The participant must stay at least one night in order to receive the Travel Assistance rate. Lodging expenses will be reimbursed per your receipts up to the maximum allowed government rate.
Reimbursement rates for lodging and meals and incidental expenses (M & IE) for all conferences and training opportunities, excluding the VA APCO, VA NENA, and VAMLIS state conferences, are calculated separately. For these reimbursements, the applicant must calculate a rate for lodging and per diem (M&IE) from the following website: http://www.gsa.gov/portal/content/104877. Information on travel days may be obtained by clicking on the M & IE Breakdown option, listed on the left-hand side of the webpage.