Monday, January 6, 2020

The Commonwealth Nonprofit Safety Grant Program

Today, Governor Charlie Baker and Lieutenant Governor Karyn Polito hosted a ceremonial signing of a bill that makes funding available to help Massachusetts houses of worship and other nonprofit groups enhance their security against hate crimes and terrorist attacks.

This funding from the recently-enacted end of year supplemental budget adds $1 million to the Nonprofit Security Grant Program provides funding for security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are ineligible for similar federal grants. Funds can be used to acquire and install technology, equipment, and other resources to safeguard them from acts of violence. Funding is prioritized for applicants demonstrating the greatest need and cost-effective solutions to address their building safety and security.

With Governor Charlie Baker, Senator Mike Moore, Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston President and CEO Marc Baker and others.