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File #: 21-1090    Name: Next Generation Grant Application
Type: Status: Agenda Ready
File created: 5/7/2021 In control: City Council Legislative Meeting
On agenda: 5/25/2021 Final action:
Title: Consideration of a Grant Application to Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 Funding and Virginia Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) Education Program through Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) for Educational Training.
City of Alexandria, Virginia
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MEMORANDUM



DATE: MAY 19, 2021

TO: THE HONORABLE MAYOR AND MEMBERS OF CITY COUNCIL

FROM: MARK B. JINKS, CITY MANAGER /s/

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Consideration of a Grant Application to Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 Funding and Virginia Public Safety Answering Points (PSAP) Education Program through Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) for Educational Training.
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ISSUE: Consideration of a grant application to Next Generation (NG) 9-1-1 Funding and Virginia Public Safety Answering Points Education Program through Virginia Department of Emergency Management (VDEM) to fund for educational training for Department of Emergency and Customer Communication (DECC) personnel.

RECOMMENDATION: That City Council:

(1) Approve the submission of the NG9-1-1 Funding and PSAP education program application for $3,000; and

(2) Authorize the City Manager to execute the necessary documents that may be required.

BACKGROUND: The NG9-1-1 funding and PEP grant program is run by VDEM. Funds for this program 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. NG9-1-1 is an Internet Protocol-based system that allows digital information (e.g., voice, photos, videos, text messages) to flow seamlessly from the public, through the 9-1-1 network to emergency responders. NG9-1-1 will benefit the residents, visitors, and businesses of the City of Alexandria and the National Capital Region (NCR) by enhancing call delivery resiliency and reliability; creating network redundancy and diversity; enabling real-time photo and video transmissions; and improving call transfer capabilities across jurisdictions. Purposeful implementation of NG9-1-1 will maximize the region's continued commitment to timely and effective delivery of inte...

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