BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Maryland is getting $1.7 million to upgrade its 911 call centers to Next Generation 911 capabilities.

The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation announced the funding, just one piece of $109 million in grants for 34 states and two tribal nations as part of the 911 Grant Program.

NG911 is meant to create a faster, “more resilient” emergency system, DOT said in a release Monday, to boost public safety.

This includes text messaging, image and video processing, advanced mapping and other improvements.

 

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