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FY2020 Dedicated Enhanced Emergency Communications Grant Fee Fund

Grants to Idaho Governmental Organizations for Emergency
Communications Equipment Maintenance and Purchases

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Idaho Office of Emergency Management - Idaho Public Safety Communications Commission (IPSCC)

Deadline Date:

07/31/19 5:00 PM MDT Postmarked, emailed, or hand-delivered


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Grants to Idaho governmental and multi-governmental organizations operating consolidated emergency communications systems for the maintenance, purchase, or leasing of equipment. Projects that demonstrate collaboration of equipment between two or more agencies are encouraged.

Grant funds may be used only for Consolidated Emergency Communications Systems to pay for the lease, purchase or maintenance of emergency communications equipment for basic and enhanced consolidated emergency systems, including necessary computer hardware, software, database provisioning, training, salaries directly related to such systems, costs of establishing such systems, management, maintenance and operation of hardware and software applications and agreed-to reimbursement costs of telecommunications providers related to the operation of such systems.

The evolution of emergency calling beyond the traditional voice 911 call has shown that the current E911 system is no longer able to support the needs of the future and the expectations of E911 customers. As you may know, Next Generation 911 will eventually be replacing the current E911 system and IPSCC is trying to prepare for this updated system in Idaho. Implementing an updated system within the State will be expensive and will require that the IPSCC prioritize the distribution of grant funds.

The IPSCC will give consideration to on-going maintenance fees for 911 phone systems based on a sliding scale (1 st year @ 100%, 2nd year @ 90%, 3rd year @ 80%, and on down). This will be based on a PSAP’s financial status at the time of application. Also (on a case by case basis) the IPSCC will consider assistance in paying lines fees when consolidating 911 phone systems.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 186181

Term of Contract:

All unused grant funds must be returned by the Applicant no later than May 31.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Governmental or multi-governmental organizations that are authorized pursuant to Idaho Code § 31- 4819(d), Idaho Code may apply for the FY2020 Dedicated Grant Program. Generally, this includes Idaho counties and cities that operate a consolidated emergency communications system and are collecting Emergency Communications Fees in the full amount of $1.00 per access line per month pursuant to Idaho Code § 31-4804 and is also collecting the Enhanced Grant fee in the amount for $0.25 per access line per month pursuant to Idaho Code § 31-4819(e). Only one application will be accepted from each eligible agency.

Funds may not be used for other normal and necessary safety or law enforcement functions including, but not limited to, overhead, staffing, dispatching, administrative and other day-to-day operational expenditures.

Pre-Application Information:

Completed applications must be postmarked, hand delivered, or e-mailed to the Idaho Public Safety Communications Commission no later than the end of the business day (5:00 PM MT) July 31, 2019. By law, the Commission may not accept late or incomplete applications.

The requesting entity has received the approval and endorsement of the county(s), city(s) and taxing districts within its service area, and the requesting entity has certified that the title to any equipment purchased with funds from the fund shall be in the name of the city or county which operates the PSAP. All endorsements must be on entity’s official letterhead.

Grant Cycle:

- The Commission shall make an application and guidance available no
later than July 1 of each year.
- Application Period. The Applicant shall have until July 31 to complete and submit the application to the Commission.
- Application Evaluation Period. Prior to September 15, the Commission and, if applicable, a grant subcommittee, shall evaluate the applications received.
- Award Notification. Prior to October 31, the Commission shall issue notification to every Applicant regarding the disposition of its grant request.
- Grant Disbursement. Grant disbursement shall occur prior to April 30.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit applications to:

Grants Program Manager
R David Moore
E-911 Grants and Agreements Manager
4040 W. Guard St., Bldg 600
Boise, ID 83705
Work: (208) 954-2578
Fax: (208) 422-5993

Additional contact:

Program Manager
Andrew (Craig) Logan
Idaho 911 Program Manager
4040 W. Guard St., Bldg 616
Boise, ID 83705
Work: (208) 258-6526
Cell: (208) 869-8713

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Idaho