OEC Outreach: IEMA gets $14M+ grant for equipment upgrade (8/24) – Illinois Homepage

The First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet) is giving a grant of more than $14 million to fund the relocation of emergency response communication systems. It’s in preparation for the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (NPSBN). The award to the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) is more than half the $26.8 million FirstNet awarded to eight recipients nationwide.  Public safety groups around the country were offered the chance to get funding for relocating existing radios and systems from Band 14 in advance of the deployment and operation of the NPSBN.