2 South Dakota tribes get funding for 911 call centers

September 6, 2021 GMT

RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) — The South Dakota Department of Public Safety said two South Dakota tribes are getting funding for their 911 call centers.

A total of $132,669 is being given to the tribes. The Oglala Sioux Tribe received $86,240 from the state’s 9-1-1 Coordination Board in March, and last week, the board approved another $46,449 in funding for the Cheyenne River Tribal Department of Public Safety, the Rapid City Journal reported.

“This one-time funding is available to 9-1-1 centers statewide for equipment upgrades and other infrastructure needs,” Craig Price, Cabinet Secretary of the South Dakota Department of Public Safety, said in a statement.