gov. Wolf Announces $4.2 Million in Federal Funding to Protect Diverse Communities Affected by Hate Crimes

Governor Tom Wolf announced today that the US Department of Homeland Security, through the Federal Emergency Management Agency, has awarded $4.2 million in Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding to dozens of Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations.

“Pennsylvania’s diverse cultural diversity is all too often the target of hate crimes,” Gov. Wolf said. “This $4.2 million federal investment builds on the more than $15 million I have invested at the state level to protect our people. I hope that one day the kindness of humanity will suffice, but until then we will continue to support and invest in those who face unfair prejudice solely because of their race, religion, disability or sexual orientation.”

More than $250 million was available nationwide through NSGP for fiscal year 2022. gov. Wolf has invested more than $15 million in similar projects across the state Nonprofit Safety Grant Program and has pledged an additional $5 million to be available this fall.

The following organizations received awards from the $4.2 million grant:

Allegheny County

Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob Ward, $145,900

Chabad Young Professionals Pittsburgh, Inc., $150,000

Rodef Shalom Parish, $125,000

Blair County

Chabad by Altoona, $150,000

Berks County

Christ Episcopal Church Reading, $56,895

Buck’s County

Bensalem Kollel, Synagogue and Outreach Center, $91,366

Center County

Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life at Pennsylvania State University, $125,395

County Dauphin

Kesher Israel Congregation, $108,000

Pennsylvania Church Council, $19,891

Erie County

Erie County Inc. Chabad Lubavitch, $150,000

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, $46,000

Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine, $49,000

Lackawanna County

Chabad of Abingtons Inc., $150,000

Yeshivath Beth Moshe – The Milton Eisner Yeshiva High School, Inc., $150,000

Lancaster County

Shaarai Shomayim Assembly, $13,732

Temple Beth El, $64,875

Lehigh County

Chabad Lubavitch by Lehigh Valley Inc., $150,000

Canton lucerne

Cheder Menachem Inc., $150,000

Lycoming County

Elimpsort First Baptist Church, $24,999

Monroe County

Camp Dina, $150,000

Camp Dora Golding, $150,000

Congregation Bais Menachem Inc., $150,000

Poconos Inc. Jewish Resource Center, $150,000

Rose Garden Retreats Inc., $150,000

County of Northampton

El Shaddai Assembly of God, $17,920

St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church, $61,400

County Perry

Talmudic Properties Penn, Inc., $150,000

Philadelphia County

Parish of Rodeph Shalom, $147,450

Pike County

Camp Gan Israel Northeast, $150,000

Federation of Young Men’s Hebrew Association and Young Women’s Hebrew Association, $150,000

Wayne County

ANPLR, $150,000

Beber Camp Property Inc., $150,000

Camp Ramah in the Poconos, $150,000

Chevra of Jewish War Heroes, $150,000

Federation of Young Men’s Hebrew Association and Young Women’s Hebrew Association, $150,000

Wyoming County

Mesivta Chazak Inc., $150,000

The federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program provides grants to eligible nonprofit organizations that are generally limited to goal hardening and physical security enhancements. The focus is on organizations that are at high risk of a potential terrorist attack.

The program also seeks to integrate nonprofit sector preparedness activities with local and state preparedness efforts while promoting collaboration and coordination of emergency preparedness.

Each year, FEMA issues grant guidelines for this and a variety of other grant programs. For more information, see the FEMA NSGP website.

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