Warren announces security grants for local nonprofits

NEWTOWN, March 11 –State Rep. Perry Warren, D-Bucks, announced today that state grants to support safety and security were awarded to three local nonprofits.

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

Organizations in the 31st Legislative District were awarded grants as follows:

  • St. Mark A.M.E Zion - $24,995.
  • Chabad Lubavitch of Yardley - $12,838.
  • Abrams Hebrew Academy - $24,975.

“As Pennsylvanians, we have a right to be able to safely gather in our places of worship, our institutions of education, and in any of our community spaces,” Warren said. “These funds will ensure people can safely practice their religion and pursue an education here in the 31st. 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 grants are provided through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program created by Act 83 of 2019, for which Warren voted.

More information on the program is available at this link.