MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) - Republican senator Richard Shelby announced Friday that the state of Alabama has been awarded $950,000.
The Department of Trasportation's National Highway Traffic Safety Administration granted the amount for enhanced 911 services.
According to Shelby, "during emergencies, it can be difficult for emergency responders to communicate with persons in distress. However, with the use of E-911, emergency responders across North America have the capability of locating the exact address associated with the location of an emergency phone call once it has been placed. The state of Alabama will use this funding to furter improve and enhance its E-911 services."
The funding is provided through the DOT's E-911 grant program.