Manatee County Government Administrative Center Commission Chambers, First Floor 9:00 a.m. - November 19, 2013
November 19, 2013 - Regular Meeting
Agenda Item #25

E911 State Grant Application


Contact and/or Presenter Information

Presenter: Ron Koper, Jr., Public Safety Director, Ext. 3511

Contact: Melody BonAmi, Emergency Communications Manager, Ext. 3513

Action Requested
Approve submission and execution of the E911 State Grant application to the Florida Department of Management Services.

Enabling/Regulating Authority

F.A.C. 60FF1.5.003 E911 State Grant Program

F.S.S. 365.171 and 365.172

Background Discussion
  • On September 1, 2013, the E911 Grant Application period opened.
  • Grant funding is available to replace/upgrade 911 call processing system equipment for Next Generation 911 (NG911). 
  • Manatee County's E911 System requires immediate replacement due to end of life notice on Windows XP operating systems.  
  • E911 State Grant Program will be awarded on a priority basis.  Manatee County is applying under the highest available priority.
  • A grant award would be used to replace aging system components with NG911 system components providing the most current technology available.
  • If awarded, the grant funding would cover most of the replacement cost for the Customer Premise Equipment (CPE) for our primary Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).  The replacement of our secondary PSAP equipment will be funded from E911 fee revenue.
  • There are no match funds required for call taking system equipment, however part of this project includes call recording equipment.  The radio recording portion of the project will require estimated funding of $60K if approved, but this equipment is also being requested to take advantage of potentially receiving some funds to offset costs which we know we will have to incur in the near future.

County Attorney Review
Formal Written Review (Opinion memo must be attached)

Explanation of Other

Reviewing Attorney

Instructions to Board Records
Return one original, executed grant application to Melody BonAmi, Emergency Communications Division Manager.

Cost and Funds Source Account Number and Name
N/A Grant Application Only

Amount and Frequency of Recurring Costs
N/A Grant Applicaton Only

Attachment:  RLS 13-278 E911 Grant App.pdf
Attachment:  NG911 CPE State Grant.pdf