SD Tribes receive state funding for 911 centers

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PIERRE, S.D. — Two South Dakota Native American tribes will receive state funding for their 911 telecommunications centers.

“This one-time funding is available to 911 centers statewide for equipment upgrades and other infrastructure needs,” said Craig Price, Cabinet Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety. “Reliable 911 communications is a necessity everywhere in our state and this funding helps meet that need.”

The Oglala Sioux Tribe received approval for funding of $86,240 from the state’s 911 Coordination Board back in March. The Cheyenne River Tribal DPS was approved for $46,449.80 by the same board on Wednesday.

The state 911 Program and Coordination Board are part of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety.

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