Briggs announces more than $217K in grants to protect nonprofits from violence, terrorist acts
Nonprofit Security Grant Program provides funds to eligible nonprofits to strengthen the security of a building to protect it against attack
KING OF PRUSSIA, April 14 – In an effort to improve security and safety against violence and acts of terrorism, state Rep. Tim Briggs announced $217,020 in grants have been approved for four nonprofit organizations within his legislative district through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
“Started in 2019, the year after the mass shooting at a synagogue in Squirrel Hill that resulted in the murder of 11 innocent people, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program releases funds to improve security at nonprofits that are at high risk of terrorist or violent attacks,” Briggs said. “Sadly, in today’s political climate, these funds are needed to protect our citizens’ rights guaranteed in the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. I’m pleased to see funds being used to support and protect the freedom of religion.”
The following nonprofits in the 149th Legislative District have been approved for the listed amount:
- Kaiserman Jewish Community Center, $17,980.
- Brotherhood Temple Brith Achim, $24,950.
- Main Line Reform Temple, $150,000.
- Friends’ Central School, $24,090.
The Nonprofit Security Grant Program provides funds to eligible nonprofits to strengthen the security of a building to protect it against attack. Eligible organizations include those with substantiated prior threats or attacks because of ideology, beliefs or mission; organizations with buildings of symbolic historic or regional value; and/or findings from previous threats or vulnerability assessments.