Governor Andrew Cuomo announced $45 million award for counties across the state to upgrade emergency communications and response systems.
This state funding is aimed at implementing next generation 911 technology to help local governments streamline communication, exchange data and assist first responders more effectively.
"In an emergency, every second counts," said Governor Cuomo. "This critical funding will improve the quality and efficiency of emergency response capabilities across New York, while supporting the brave first responders who put their lives on the line every day to protect their neighbors and community."
The grants were awarded to nearby counties as follows:
- Allegany: $911,523
- Cattaraugus: $663,916
- Chautauqua: $657,306
- Erie: $1,096,094
- Niagara: $673,193
- Orleans: $448,993
- Wyoming: $474,197