Modified: October 28, 2021 9:59am
The NYS Homeland Security and Emergency Services agency recently announced that it has awarded Erie County a grant for $1.2 million under the NYS 2020 Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant (“SICG”) Program. The program allows for NYS support to aid counties and local public safety organizations in enhancing emergency response, improving capability, facilitating improvements in governance structures, infrastructure development and more.
“Grants such as this help Erie County’s homeland security and emergency response efforts tremendously by improving coordination and communication in crisis situations, and I thank NYSHSES Commissioner Murphy for this award,” said Erie County Executive Mark C. Poloncarz. “When an emergency happens and seconds count it’s essential that responders be as connected as possible to assist affected individuals or communities as quickly and efficiently as possible. This grant will help to keep our community safer.”
The SICG grant program concentrates on improving interoperability and operability of communications systems in NYS. The grant has a 24-month performance period, from January 1, 2021 to December 31, 2022.
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