Nearly $3 million to be given to dispatch centers to upgrade 911 equipment

A $2.8-million grant is being awarded to dispatch centers across Indiana to enhance their 911 equipment.

The federal grant will be split among 29 Public Safety Answering Points within the Hoosier State said WOWO.

The funds are going towards several different projects, which will support the transition of PSAPs and their interconnecting 911 network and core services, facilitate migration to a digital IP-enabled emergency network and adopt and operate NG911 services and application.

The 911 Grant Program is provided by the National Telecommunications and Information Administration and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

The funds will be divided among locations like the Boone County Communications Center and Shelby County Sheriff Department.