INPUT Sr. Analyst Jeff Webster reports.
If you are a computer aided dispatch (CAD) vendor, now is the time to begin working with counties in Washington state. Effective June 1, 2011, the Washington Military Department, Emergency Management Division’s E911 Office will be reimbursing eligible counties for the purchase or lease of new CAD systems, which consists of basic hardware and/or software. This funding assistance will be in place from July 1, 2011 to June 30, 2013. In order to qualify for assistance, the county requesting reimbursement must have a contract with the state’s E911 office. The amount requested must be reasonable, prudent, and applicable to E911. All equipment must be ordered, installed, and accepted no later than the end of the contract performance period of June 30, 2013. The state will have a moratorium on this type of funding assistance from March 1, 2013 through June 30, 2013.
Applicable CAD systems may include a mapping component if not part of the public safety answering point’s (PSAP) customer premise equipment (CPE)/telephone system or part of a stand-alone system.
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