ELKO -- The last 911 Enhanced Grant Program awarded about $41 million to 30 states and territories to help improve 911 centers equipment and operations.
The grants ranged from $200,000 -- awarded to American Samoa -- to $5.4 million -- awarded to Texas.
California was awarded $4,346,352 to build, implement, and manage a new, state-of the-art, IP based 911 network that will serve the northeast region of California. It improved hardware and software in Butte, Plumas, Modoc, Lassen, Siskyou, Shasta, Yuba, Sutter, Tehama, and Glenn counties.
Colorado was awarded $487,500, which was distributed to sub-grantees. The funding upgraded 911 systems in Lincoln, Crowley, Huerfano, Larimer, Elbert and Washington-Yuma counties.
Montana received $871,597 to migrate to a Next Gen911 system, and supplemental funding was used by 24 sub-grantees.