Illinois Terrorism Task Force Grants Announced
Fri, 21 Oct 2011 13:43:16 CDT
The Illinois Terrorism Task Force recently announced the recipients of three point four million dollars worth of grant money. The money is for helping cash-strapped communities and county agencies comply with a FCC mandate that all non-federal public safety agencies radios, base stations and mobile radios move to a narrow band channel by December 31st of 2012.
The move is intended to help free up channel availability for public safety personnel. Agencies that do not make the switch to narrowband channels may face a loss of communications.
Local communities receiving grant money:
In Montgomery County:
Montgomery County Sheriff . $746.50
In Christian County:
Christian County EMA .. $4,709.73
Edinburg Fire Protection District .. . $1,060.50
Pana Police Department .$782.25
In Sangamon County:
Sangamon County EMA .. ..$107,385.33
Sangamon County OEM .. ..$27,738.00
Rochester Fire Protection District ...... $1,207.23
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