Senators Conrad Burns (R-MT) and Hillary Clinton (D-NY) have issued two requests asking that $42 million in the 2007 federal budget be used to pay for improvements to public-safety answering points (PSAPs), which are critical elements for enabling E-911 services. The funding request is less than 20 percent of the $250 million authorized in the ENHANCE 911 Act of 2004. Although the act allowed $1.25 billion over five years for matching grants that public-safety entities could use to improve their 911 communications systems, no money has been appropriated to fund the program.
To read more about these senators' funding proposals for PSAPs:
- take a look at this article from Mobile Radio Technology Magazine