What is the National 911 Program?
In 2004 Congress created the National 911 Program with the intention of bolstering 911 services across the United States. According to 911.gov, “The 911 system was designed to provide a universal, easy-to-remember number for people to reach police, fire or emergency medical assistance from any phone in any location, without having to look up specific phone numbers. Today, people communicate in ways that the designers of the original 911 system could not have envisioned: wireless phones, text and video messages, social media, Internet Protocol (IP)-enabled devices, and more.”
In August of 2019 the 911 grant program funded by the Departments of Transportation and Commerce awarded over $109 million in grants to 34 states and tribal nations. This money was awarded for the implementation and operation of 911 services, E911 services, migration to an IP-enabled emergency network, and adoption and operation of Next Generation 911 services and applications.
Since 2017 CJIS GROUP has tracked roughly 2,000 911 upgrades by either state or local governments. Are you interested in learning more about the 911 projects CJIS GROUP is tracking? Click here and one of our representatives will reach out to you.