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NYS Announces Funds for Emergency Communications System Upgrades


$20 million is being made available to boost emergency communications systems across the state.

The funding comes from the State Interoperable Communications Grant Targeted Program and will focus on improving the resiliency of public safety radio systems and expanding their coverage.

“In an emergency, every second counts,” Governor Kathy Hochul said. “This grant funding will help ensure our communities across the state have the modern communication tools they need to act quickly and effectively to protect New Yorkers and save lives.”

The deadline for counties to apply for funding is September 8th.

New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Jackie Bray said, “Communications are the backbone of emergency response and this funding will improve our public safety equipment across the board. Counties can apply for this funding to enhance their existing communications systems.”

Counties can find application information on the state’s website.

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