MAYVILLE, NY (WNY News Now) – Chautauqua County has received over a million dollars in state funding to better emergency communications.

The allocation is part of $100 million in funding being awarded to 57 counties across New York State, with Chautauqua County getting $1.28 million.

Known as the Interoperable Communications Grant program, the money aims to aid municipalities in enhancing their emergency response capabilities by investing in public safety communications networks.

The county can use the funding to install new radio equipment at towers, as well as enhance communication channels for public safety radio systems.

The money can also further training and exercises to help further emergency communications and overall, first responder readiness.