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PSC Receives Nearly Two Million in Federal Grant Funds for NG911

PSC Receives Nearly Two Million in Federal Grant Funds for NG911


PSC Receives Nearly Two Million In
Federal Grant Funds For Next Generation 911


Lincoln, August 13, 2019 – The U.S. Department of Transportation
along with the U.S. Department of Commerce has awarded the state
of Nebraska $1,990,409 for the implementation of Next Generation
911 (NG911) services. The grant, which was applied for by the
Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) State 911 Department
will be administered by the PSC.

“This grant will play an important role as we work with our Public
Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) to deploy NG911 services in
Nebraska,” said PSC Chair Mary Ridder. “These monies will be
used to improve caller location accuracy, as well as give our 911
centers the ability to receive digital information to include, text,
pictures and video in an NG911 environment.”

Governed by the Department of Transportation’s National Highway
Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the Department of Commerce’s
National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA),
the 911 Grant Program is provided for the migration to an IP-enabled
emergency network, and operation of NG911 services and applications.

The PSC State 911 Department in consultation with the 911 Service
System Advisory Committee developed the state’s plan for utilization
of the grant monies. The state will have until March 31, 2022 to apply
the funds.

For more information on the 911 Grant Program, visit 911.gov or the
NTIA’s NG91 website ###

Deb Collins- Media & Communications Mgr.
(402) 471-0226

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