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Cortland County Receives Over $1.5 Million to Improve Emergency Communications


On Wednesday, Governor Kathy Hochul announced a combined $100 million dollars in state funding to help improve emergency communications throughout the state.

Cortland County ended up receiving $1,572,808 dollars for improvements, which will help municipalities enhance their emergency responses.

“This funding is critical to strengthening New York’s emergency response capabilities, in situations where every second counts,” Governor Hochul said. “We are laser focused on making smart investments in public safety across the state and these grants will be a significant boost for local governments working around the clock to keep New Yorkers safe.”

The funding comes from two grants administered by the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. Those two grants are: $90 million from SICG Formula grants and then $10 million for Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) grants.

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