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New York unveils $55M in grants for public safety, emergency comms

May 16, 2023

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul announced Monday two grants totaling $55 million for improvement and maintenance of the state’s emergency communications systems and call centers.

One grant, the State Interoperable Communications Formula Grant or SICG-Formula, is worth $45 million and allows the state to reimburse eligible counties for various activities associated with emergency communication systems statewide, according to a news release. Those include sustaining and improving communications systems and components, training and exercises and governance structures.

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