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Hochul Announces State Funding For Emergency Communication System Upgrades


Gov. Kathy Hochul announced a combined $55 million in state funding was awarded to 57 counties and New York City for upgrades to the state’s emergency communication systems and public safety answering points.

That includes Cortland, which was awarded over $786,000. The funding was made available by two grants under the Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant Program. The endeavor provides reimbursement to eligible counties to improve their emergency communication systems, as well as providing funding to further enhance public safety call-taking and dispatching abilities.

In a statement Gov. Hochul said public safety is her number one priority in New York State, and she’s proud to announce this year’s round of funding to help emergency responders work more efficiently.

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