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South Dakota Tribes to Receive State 9-1-1 Funding





FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021

Contact: Tony Mangan, Public Information Officer, 605-773-6196

 

South Dakota Tribes to Receive State 9-1-1 Funding

 

PIERRE, S.D. – Two South Dakota Native American tribes will receive state funding for their 9-1-1 telecommunications centers.

 

“This one-time funding is available to 9-1-1 centers statewide for equipment upgrades and other infrastructure needs,” said Craig Price, Cabinet Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. “Reliable 9-1-1 communications is a necessity everywhere in our state and this funding helps meet that need.”

 

In March, the Oglala Sioux Tribe received approval for funding of $86,240 in funds from the state’s 9-1-1 Coordination Board. Another $46,449.80 to the Cheyenne River Tribal DPS was approved for funding by the same board Wednesday (today).

 

The state 9-1-1 Program and Coordination Board are part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

 

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