Counties can use for first responder equipment
New York State on Sept. 29 announced $45 million in grants to counties and New York City to improve emergency communications.
The grants are funded by a surcharge on cellular revenue. For fiscal year 2020, Dutchess will receive $558,267 and Putnam, $531,224.
On Oct. 12, the state also announced $7.4 million in federal funding would be distributed to county emergency management agencies for disaster prep. Dutchess will receive $113,604 and Putnam, $41,401.