Homeland Security

OU Advocacy works with federal policymakers to strengthen the security and safety of our community’s synagogues and day schools.

Advocacy Pays Off for Our Community’s Security

I am excited to share with you that our persistent advocacy efforts in Congress to improve our community’s safety and security are paying off. The Omnibus Appropriations Bill introduced in Congress yesterday included a proposed $20 million appropriation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)—a program that has helped Jewish day schools and shuls across the country improve their security.
Read More Posted at December 16, 2015 at 5:15 pm

Orthodox Union Welcomes Proposed Security Funding for Nonprofits in Federal Appropriations Bill; Amount is Highest Funding Level for NSGP since 2007

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomes the Omnibus Appropriations Bill, introduced in Congress last night, which includes a $20 million appropriation for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP)—a $7 million increase over FY 2015 and the highest funding level for the program since FY 2007.
Read More Posted at December 16, 2015 at 10:36 am

Orthodox Union Applauds Senate Subcommittee Boost To DHS Security Grants to Nonprofits

Today, the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, applauded the U.S. Senate Appropriations Subcommittee for Homeland Security for approving a proposal to increase the funding allocation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to $25 million for Fiscal Year 2016.
Read More Posted at June 16, 2015 at 4:48 pm

Orthodox Union Welcomes $13 Million Funding For Nonprofit Security Grants In Homeland Security Bill

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization, welcomed Congressional passage of a “clean” funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, which includes $13 million for the Nonprofit Security Grants Program (NSGP). The House sent the legislation to President Obama; he signed the bill into law today.
Read More Posted at March 4, 2015 at 10:59 am

Synagogue Security: OU Advocacy Efforts

As anti-Semitism increases around the globe, OU Advocacy continues to work to ensure the safety and security of our community. OU Advocacy has been at the forefront of this issue for years. This page provides a guideline for Jewish day schools, yeshivas and synagogues about available funding for security.
Read More Posted at December 9, 2014 at 12:41 pm

Orthodox Union Applauds 2014 Security Funding

The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America (OU), the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella, applauds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for this year’s allocation of security funds through its Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This year, $13 million has been awarded, with nearly 90 percent of the 186 grants going to Jewish nonprofits. Jewish institutions will use these grants for target hardening and preparedness training to ensure the safety and security of their buildings and communities.
Read More Posted at July 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

Nonprofit Security Grants Effort for 2015 Underway

The OU Advocacy Center is working with our allies in Congress and key coalition partners to obtain funding for the federal Nonprofit Security Grants Program (“NSGP”) that delivers important assistance to so many of our community’s shuls and schools.
Read More Posted at May 30, 2014 at 11:57 am
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