South Dakota receives federal 911 grant

PIERRE, S.D. – More than $1.5 million in grant funding has been awarded to the state of South Dakota to upgrade 911 call centers to Next Generation 911 (NG911) capabilities.

According to a press release from the state's department of safety, NG911 allows citizens, first responders, and 911 call takers to use digital, internet-based, broadband-enabled technologies to coordinate emergency responses.

The funding is one piece of $109 million in grants being awarded to 34 states and two tribal nations as part of the 911 Grant Program.

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