Value: Varies. The total funding for each PSAP is based on the population for which it is contracted to provide 911 services.
Alberta’s Emergency 911 Act came into force on April 1, 2014. The Act established the Alberta 911 Grant Program under the Alberta Emergency Management Agency with the objective of strengthening and supporting local delivery of 911. The Program utilizes funding generated from a monthly 911 levy on cellphones to support Alberta’s 911 centres, known as Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). The 911 Grant Program is separate from general government revenue. Program administrative costs (including staff salaries) and all grant funding are paid out of the 911 levy. As such, the program is a self-sustaining and perpetual grant program.
Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). In Alberta, PSAPs are primarily run by municipalities, though some are run by regional collectives or private companies.
o Hardware and software
o Facility enhancements
o Public education
o Upgrades for Next Generation 911
Contact: Alberta Emergency Management Agency | 780-422-9000 | email@example.com