The North Carolina 911 Board has awarded $16.3 million in grants to benefit 911 call centers in 11 counties and cities across the state. The board also is opening a new round of funding for cooperation and enhancements by local public safety answering points (PSAP) around the state.
"This year's grant awards help to equip PSAPs with the best technology and resources to keep our state's residents and visitors safe," said NC 911 Board Chair James A. Weaver, state chief information officer and secretary of the NC Department of Information Technology. "These grants make sure that PSAPs have the right tools to quickly and effectively collaborate and respond to people in need."
The NC 911 Board awarded $13.67 million in grants from the 911 Fund to nine local PSAPs across the state to support facility improvements and equipment upgrades, including radio system upgrades, facility improvements, paging infrastructure expansion, security technology, and more.
The application period for a second round of 911 Fund grants for public safety agencies in North Carolina closes on December 1, 2022. Priority projects for the grants are PSAP equipment purchases, including physical facility improvements, radio-and-dispatch equipment upgrades and construction of new PSAPs.
More information can be found here.