Security funding updates
While our concerns about anti-Semitic attacks remain high, this week brought three new funding-related announcements that will help us to protect our institutions. We will notify our Security and Alert List when applications become available. To join our list, click here.
All those who wish to apply for upcoming grants should pre-qualify for the state or federal grant applications through the Grants Gateway Document Vault. Those having previously pre-qualified should check if their file is up-to-date. Get more help from JCRC-NY here. Also check out our dedicated webpage for more tips on how to successfully apply for grants.
- Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes.The JCRC-NY is deeply grateful to Governor for the latest awards of $10M in New York State security grants to schools (pre-school – 12) and museums. Grantees benefiting from this program applied in December 2018. The announced awards will help 207 institutions to protect their people and facilities against hateful attacks. As of December 23, 2019 there is no new application for the next round of grants and will notify subscribers to the Security and Alert List as soon as we learn of the availability of another round of grants.
- Nonprofit Security Grant Program. Featuring a major victory for at-risk nonprofits, Congress completed the FY 2020 Appropriations Bills and the President is expected to sign them into law. This year, the team led by Rob Goldberg of JFNA’s DC office (including JCRC-NY and UJA-Federation as active members), successfully secured $90 million for the program, a 50% increase over the FY 2019 level:
- $50 million will support NSGP-UA (Urban Area’s including NYC, Long Island and Westchester) projects; and
- $40 million will support NSGP-S projects (applicants outside the Urban Areas).
With the enactment of this legislation, the federal government will begin developing the FY 2020 program guidance and application (known as the Nonprofit Security Grant Program Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)). Any at-risk 501(c)(3) organization (including houses of worship) can apply.
Our best guess is that applications will be available at the NY DHSES website in February or March. All NY organizations must apply through the process as outlined by NYDHSES. We will notify subscribers to the Security and Alert List as soon as we learn of the availability of another round of grants.
- NYC School Security Guard applications. Applications are open to any NYC private or parochial school with an enrollment of 300+ in the NYS Department of Education Basic Educational Data System (BEDS). The deadline to apply for this school year is January 17, 2020. More information, and links to the application, are available at https://www1.nyc.gov/site/dcas/business/non-public-school-security-reimbursement-program.page