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NYS launches $62M grant program to strengthen local EMS communication systems

On Wednesday, April 6, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $62.4 million in funds for emergency communications and interoperability infrastructure available to counties across New York State.

Individual counties can apply for the 2022 Statewide Interoperable Communications Targeted Grant Program (SICG) for funding to “improve infrastructure, address communications deficiencies, implement national interoperability channels, and enhance regional connectivity between counties and systems,” according to a press release.


The 2022 SICG targeted program is a non-competitive grant program “designed to improve the status of land mobile radio interoperability for New York’s public safety agencies.” The maximum award to each recipient is $6 million and only one application is accepted per county.

Applicants can visit the State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services’ SICG webpage for more information. The deadline for applications is May 11, 2022.



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