Briggs announces state security grants for local nonprofits serving the Jewish community

KING OF PRUSSIA, March 11 – State Rep. Tim Briggs announced that state grants to support safety and security were awarded to four local nonprofits that serve the Jewish community.

The grants, through the Nonprofit Security Grant program established by Act 83 of 2019, were approved today by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency.

Organizations in the 149th Legislative District were awarded grants as follows:

  • Congregation Beth Hamedrosh - $24,504
  • Raymond and Ruth Perelman Jewish Day School - $150,000
  • Temple Brith Achim - $24,840
  • Kaiserman Jewish Community Center - $25,000

“These grants will help ensure that all members of our community are able to express their religious beliefs freely – and safely,” said Briggs, D-Montgomery. “I was happy to support the legislation that made these grants possible, and I congratulate the recipients on their successful applications.”

The grants are awarded to nonprofit organizations that principally serve individuals, groups or institutions that are included within a bias motivation category for single bias hate crime incidents as identified by the FBI: race/ethnicity/ancestry, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender and gender identity.

Grants can be used for security enhancements such as safety and security planning, equipment, technology, training, vulnerability and threat assessments, and more.

More information on the program is available at this link.