June 17, 2015
A U.S. Senate subcommittee voted to more than double funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to $25 million for the coming year.
The increase approved Tuesday by the Senate Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee for Fiscal Year 2016, up from the current $13 million, was actively supported by the Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America, Agudath Israel of America and the Jewish Federations of North America. The full Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to vote on the funding on Thursday.
Funds from the security grant program are used to assist synagogues, day schools and other Jewish nonprofits in making their buildings more secure.
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