$20 Million Committed to Protecting the Diverse Communities of Pennsylvania

Gov WolfCredit: Commonwealth Media Services

PENNSYLVANIA — Governor Tom Wolf announced the availability of $5 million in funding to support security enhancement projects for nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities, and more frequently targeted by hate crimes, throughout the Commonwealth.

“Hate has no place here in Pennsylvania,” said Gov. Wolf. “No Pennsylvanian should be afraid to worship with their community, love who they love, or be who they are – that’s why this program is so important to me and I’ve committed $20 million to protecting the diverse communities of this commonwealth.”

The funds are available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency’s (PCCD) Nonprofit Security Grant Program. The program will reimburse eligible nonprofits up to $100,000 per organization for costs associated with target hardening security enhancements.

Interested organizations can find the application and information about the program on PCCD’s website. Grant awards can range from $5,000 to $150,000 for a wide variety of eligible items, including safety and security planning and training; purchase of safety and security equipment and technology; upgrades to existing structures that enhance safety and security; and vulnerability and threat assessments.

PCCD will accept applications to the program from Friday, September 30, 2022 through Monday, October 31, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by a Commission-established workgroup comprised of representatives of PCCD, the Pennsylvania State Police, and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security, with awards being announced in December 2022.

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