Governor Hochul announces $ 45 million state grant to improve emergency communications

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Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that $ 45 million in state grants has been awarded to counties in the state and New York City to improve the functioning of emergency communications across the state . This funding will allow local governments to expand their ability to communicate, share valuable data, and streamline information to improve collaboration and assist first responders.

“One of the keys to a successful emergency response is a communications structure that all stakeholders can rely on to relay important information and improve overall response activities. Governor Hochul said. “This grant will ensure our firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and anyone responding to disasters, the tools and training they need to communicate more effectively and efficiently. “

The State Grant for Interoperable Communications, administered by the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, has provided municipalities $ 472 million in nine cycles since December 2011.

The statewide interoperable communications grant is formula-based and funded by cell overload revenues. The program has enabled counties to make vital improvements to the way first responders can communicate with each other and different parts of the state using land mobile radiotelephony systems.

Each county and New York City can submit applications for funding projects involving infrastructure, equipment, and technology improvements. Eligible counties can use the funding for various functions, including improving emergency response for county, local and municipal public safety organizations, improving capacity, improving governance structures, procedures operations, infrastructure development and processing of SAFECOM directives from the US Department of Homeland Security. emergency communications. This year, several countries are adding national interoperability channels to the infrastructure, as well as the construction of new towers and new land mobile radio systems, and are switching to P25 technologies and equipment.

State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Commissioner Patrick A. Murphy said, “Our emergency responders depend on robust and secure communication systems that connect them to vital information and services. Sharing information among stakeholders helps New Yorkers get the help they need most when it matters most. Our staff remain committed to ensuring effective emergency communications capabilities across the state and working with our partners to build a stronger, more resilient and more reliable emergency communications infrastructure. “

The prices of the State Interoperable Communications Grants for fiscal year 2020 are below:

county

Prize amount

Albania

$ 1,200,054

Allegania

$ 723,865

Broome

$ 710,422

Cattaraugus

$ 684,153

Cayuga

$ 711,972

Chautauqua

$ 611,328

Chemung

$ 507,509

Chenango

$ 511,743

Clinton

$ 663,312

Colombia

$ 454,749

Cortland

$ 786,420

Delaware

$ 604,415

Dutch

$ 558,267

Erie

$ 1,200,252

Essex

$ 840,621

Franklin

$ 746,413

Fulton

$ 469,321

Genesee

$ 700,033

Greene

$ 448,006

Hamilton

$ 566,267

Herkimer

$ 672,509

Jefferson

$ 761,649

Lewis

$ 684,510

Livingston

$ 612,806

Madison

$ 691,645

Monroe

$ 1,401,795

Montgomery

$ 374,781

Nassau

$ 897,929

New York City

$ 6,617,854

Niagara

$ 755,125

Oneida

$ 781,082

Onondaga

$ 1,101,098

Ontario

$ 583,921

Orange

$ 896,576

Orleans

$ 526,529

Oswego

$ 796,581

Otsego

$ 663,885

Putnam

$ 531,224

Rensselaer

$ 600,996

Rocky Mountain Country

$ 772,788

Saratoga

$ 723,064

Schenectady

$ 608,673

Schoharie

$ 458,573

Schuyler

$ 439,950

Seneca

$ 390,201

Saint Laurent

$ 806,143

Steuben

$ 766,339

Suffolk

$ 1,135,404

Sullivan

$ 581,960

Tioga

$ 429,140

Tompkins

$ 578,577

Ulster

$ 540,609

Warren

$ 474,832

Washington

$ 728,008

Wayne

$ 489,027

Westchester

$ 681,635

Wyoming

$ 422,761

Yates

$ 320,699


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