Jewish Federation Investment in Security Pays Off for a Second Year

The Jewish Federation in the Heart of New Jersey announced today that 18 Jewish organizations throughout Monmouth and Middlesex Counties are among the 100 recipients statewide of a Non-Profit Security Grant Pilot Program (NSGPP) grant for reimbursement of security personnel expenses.

“The Federation’s Security Task Force spent time with institutions, helping them navigate the applications, write their forms, prepare their materials, and coordinate with New Jersey’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP),” said Amy Keller, the Federation’s Director of Security Initiatives. 

According to the New Jersey OHSP, the NSGPP provides a total of $1,000,000 for eligible nonprofit organizations which have been determined by OHSP to be at a high risk for terrorist attacks. To combat an increasing potential threat during specific times or when high profile events are occurring, vulnerable nonprofits would benefit from additional funding to ensure security personnel is adequate to meet the increased need. The maximum grant award is $10,000 per institution.

“I’m deeply proud that the Federation can support and enhance communal security in such a meaningful and tangible manner,” Keller added. “The Federation encourages all Jewish institutions in Monmouth and Greater Middlesex counties to take advantage of the resources and programs we are involved in through our own Security Task Force and our wide array of partners in law enforcement and public safety.” 

For more information regarding the Federation’s work advancing concerns of the Jewish community within the civic arena, contact Amy Keller, amyk@jewishheartnj.org, 732-588-1800. 

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