New York State Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant Program
As authorized by Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2010, the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES), through its Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications (OIEC), is designed as the principal State agency for all interoperable and emergency communications issues and is responsible to coordinate and to implement a grant program to facilitate the developments, consolidation and/or operation of public safety communications and networks designed to support statewide interoperable communications for first responders.
The Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant (SICG) is a grant funded by cellular surcharge revenue. Map below summarizes awards received by New York State counties since the Statewide Interoperable Communications Grant program was established.