(WBNG) — Counties in the Southern Tier are receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars to upgrade emergency communications.
The office of Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) announced Thursday that 57 New York counties will receive $45 million to enhance emergency communication networks.
The State Interoperable Communications Grant, which is administered by the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, allows county governments to improve how first responders communicate with each other and other regions and expand their emergency response capabilities to enhance public safety operations.
Below are the total counties in our area will receive:
- Broome: $678,019
- Tioga: $450,221
- Chenango: $534,819
- Delaware: $497,400
- Otsego: $796,814
- Tompkins: $680,422