The North Carolina 911 Board has awarded $16.5 million in grants that will benefit 12 911 call centers, also known as public safety answering points or PSAPs, across the state.
"PSAPs serve a critical role in our communities," said N.C. 911 Board Chair Jim Weaver, state chief information officer and secretary of the N.C. Department of Information Technology. “These grants will fund important facility and equipment upgrades to support their life-saving work.”
The grants awarded include:
- Bertie County Communications – $5,154,000.00 for a new 911 facility
- Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department – $169,097.14 for recorder replacement
- Chowan County Central Communications – $611,888.32 for a radio console upgrade
- Jackson County Emergency Communications – $18,672.55 for a radio equipment upgrade
- Jacksonville E911 – $188,795.20 for a radio console upgrade
- Lincoln County Communications – $182,859.73 for a radio console upgrade
- Moore County Emergency Communications – $148,643.00 for a radio equipment upgrade
- Northampton County E911 – $438,263.97 for a radio console equipment upgrade
- Pender County Sheriff Communications – $2,555,128.00 for a new 911 facility
- Washington County Communications – $100,461.61 to replace radio equipment
- Yadkin County Emergency Communications – $1,437,712.79 to relocate the emergency communications center
- Yancey County Communications – $5,512,251.17 for a new 911 facility
"Thank you to all the PSAPs that took the time to submit applications for this round of funding,” said L.V. Pokey Harris, executive director of the N.C. 911 Board. "We are honored to partner with them to provide valuable resources that will improve 911 service."
The application period for the FY2025 PSAP grants will open in spring 2024. Once it is underway, applications and instructions will be available on the N.C. 911 Board's Grants page.
About the N.C. 911 Board
A unit of the N.C. Department of Information Technology, the N.C. 911 Board administers the state’s 911 Fund. A single, statewide service charge per connection for any type of voice communication service provider goes to the 911 Fund to support equipment purchases for all 911 centers in the state. NCDIT Secretary and State Chief Information Officer Jim Weaver serves as the N.C. 911 Board's chair.