Greenfield Receives IT Grant for Public Safety Modernization

$39,651 for enhancing the server and network infrastructure

Massachusetts awarded Greenfield $39,651 for enhancing the server and network infrastructure at Dispatch and the Police Department through the Community Compact Cabinet’s (CCC) Information Technology grant program.

“As a Community Compact member, we appreciate being eligible for additional grant funding. This is proof of the commitment the Baker Administration made to community entrepreneurship and improvement,” said Mayor Martin. “This grant award is the hard work of Fernando Fleury, Director of IT, and his continued leadership for finding innovative technology solutions and alternative funding sources to meet the technological needs of town departments.”

Fernando Fleury, Director of Information Technology for Greenfield said, “When I arrived 3 years ago, we created a 4-phase Public Safety Modernization Project and implemented phases 1 and 2. With this funding, we’ll be able to complete phase 3 by deploying state-of-the-art infrastructure, ensuring that public safety is supported by increasing uptime, stability, and availability of all our critical Public Safety information systems so that our Police Officers, Fire Fighters and EMTs are able to quickly and safely respond to their daily tasks and emergencies. Plus, we’re able to improve and simplify security, disaster recovery, and data protection.”

The CCC Information Technology grant is a competitive program focused on driving innovation and transformation at the local level via investments in technology. This grant leverages the transformative powers of IT to drive innovation, make government more efficient, save taxpayer money, and make it easier for residents to interact and transact with their local government. The Baker Administration awarded $2 million to 52 municipalities for one-time capital needs such as technology infrastructure, upgrades, and/or purchases of equipment or software, and incidentals.  

Greenfield was one of two communities in Franklin County to receive funding.

BEFORE

 

Server Rack - Before with tangled wires

AFTER

Phase 1 and 2

Server Rack - after with organized wires  Server - After - Tidy Wires

 

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