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NG9-1-1 Deployment

This resource is maintained by Public Safety Communications

Current Status

  • Funding requests submitted: 124
  • Funding requests awarded: 124
  • Provider contracts executed: 121
  • Connectivity projects started: 105
  • Connectivity projects completed: 58
  • Total cutovers completed: 10

An informational resource created by VDEM’s 9-1-1 and Geospatial Services Bureau that summarizes high level information about the Fairfax County and VA Beach Next Generation 9-1-1 (NG9-1-1) contracts.

The NG9-1-1 deployment dashboard includes information of all Virginia PSAPs for these nine areas: funding and contract status, deployment schedule, diverse connectivity status, GIS timelines 2020GIS timelines 2021, GIS status, PSAP boundaries status, provisioning boundary status and text to 9-1-1.

In the above chart, “Funding Requests Submitted” combines the dashboard figures from “Connectivity Project Completed” + “Connectivity Contract Started” +  “Contract Executed” + “Funding Request Approved” + “Funding Request Submitted”

Fairfax County NG9-1-1 contract – documents available from the Fairfax Department of Procurement and Material Management

City of Virginia Beach NG9-1-1 Contract – Please send document requests or questions to Darla Smith dasmith@vbgov.com or (757) 385-4062.

Latest News

  • May 5, 2020 – New NG9-1-1 GIS Recommendations Available
  • March 24, 2020 – Working with VGIN Feature Services Resource
  • Jan. 22, 2020 – ISP 2020 Report Card Overview
  • Nov. 25, 2019 – NG9-1-1 Project Resources
  • Nov. 14, 2019 – Revised NG9-1-1 Deployment Schedule
  • Oct. 29, 2019 – Virginia Beach Signs ESINet Contract with AT&T

Deployment Process

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.

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).

A funding award amendment can be requested if a previously unidentified issue impacting NG9-1-1 readiness was not included in a PSAP’s migration proposal. NGS staff will prepare a decision brief that includes a recommended action. Funding award amendment requests are processed according to the above submission calendar.

NG9-1-1 Deployment Steps is an overview of the steps needed for three categories; Funding and Contracts, i3 Preconditions, and i3 Deployment with Geospatial Routing.

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.

Deployment Process

Deployment Process

  • ESInet = Emergency services IP network
  • GIS = Geographic Information System
  • ILEC = Incumbent local exchange carrier
  • LATA = Local access and transport area
  • NG9-1-1 = Next Generation 9-1-1
  • NGS = 9-1-1 & Geospatial Services
  • PA = Participation agreement with AT&T
  • PAL = Proposal acceptance letter for AT&T’s solution
  • PSAP = Public safety answering point
  • RFP = Request for proposal

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