Daley lauds nearly $200K in safety and security grants for local nonprofits

HARRISBURG, March 11 – State Rep. Mary Jo Daley, D-Montgomery, announced today that four nonprofit organizations in her district have been awarded grants from the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency to fund safety and security measures.

From the 148th Legislative District, the funding, totaling $197,000, will assist the following:

For the JFCS of Greater Philadelphia, security improvements will be directed for the Barbara and Harvey Brodsky Enrichment Center in Bala Cynwyd.

“I cannot stress enough the importance of safety and security, especially at places of worship, institutions of education and anywhere folks gather to better themselves,” Daley said. “This was a new and highly competitive grant program, and I’m grateful our area is so well represented. Hate has absolutely no place in our community.”

Grants awarded from the program are to be used by nonprofit organizations that serve people or groups often targeted by hate crimes because of race, religion, sexual orientation, disability and gender.

The awards can be used for any safety or security improvement the nonprofit organization wants to put in place, including training and planning, the purchase of technology or equipment, or the improvement of the nonprofit’s facilities.

The commission received more than 800 applications for grant funding and approved 113 of those applications.

For more information about the program, visit the commission’s website at https://www.pccd.pa.gov/schoolsafety/Pages/Non-Profit-Security-Grant-Fund.aspx.