The PSAP Grant Program will financially assist primary PSAPs and secondary PSAPs currently served by a selective router pair with NG9-1-1 migration costs identified in each PSAP’s MP. The program also provides funding to primary PSAPs for 9-1-1 and GIS education and training prior to NG9-1-1 deployment. Funding is made available through the Code of Virginia and administered by the Board. Funding is limited to those projects that fall within the programmatic areas identified in the guidelines. As a result, requests from PSAPs for exceptions to the guidelines are discouraged. The PSAP Grant Committee was established to facilitate the program.
Each year, in anticipation of the upcoming grant application cycle, the Grant Committee recommends grant guidelines and funding priorities. This edition of the PSAP Grant Guidelines will function differently. It provides guidelines for a multi-year funding program to assist PSAPs in the deployment of NG9-1-1 and the PSAP Education Program (PEP). The Grant Committee will also make recommendations to the Board regarding the development of any criteria for awarding grants, and the proposal of any necessary changes to the administration of the PSAP Grant Program.
The Grant Committee will meet multiple times a year to evaluate all complete and eligible applications. Furthermore, the committee has the discretion to make case by case evaluations and recommendations for approval or disapproval of all submitted applications.