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 was applied for by the Nebraska Public Service Commission (PSC) State 911 Department.
“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.”
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.