VIRGINIA BEACH, VA – Rep. Elaine Luria (D-VA) announced $380,628 in Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) funding today for three community and religious centers in Virginia’s Second Congressional District. The funding will be used to enhance physical security and other security-related activities for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.
Facilitated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency, NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and security and seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts.
“Violence has no place in our society, and the rise in threats to places of worship and religious nonprofits across the country is alarming,” Rep. Luria said. “I am proud to announce more of this funding for these community and religious groups to bolster their security, protect Coastal Virginians, and allow people to safely gather.”
The Fiscal Year 2022 NSGP is one of three Department of Homeland Security grant programs that focus on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofit organizations, to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to terrorist attacks. More information on the FY 2022 NSGP can be found here.
Rep. Luria voted to advance the bipartisan Nonprofit Security Grant Program Improvement Act of 2022 in May to expand and strengthen the current program.
More information on the NSGP recipients in Coastal Virginia can be found below:
|Jewish Family Services of Tidewater in Virginia Beach||$150,000|
|Temple Beth El of Williamsburg||$139,958|
|Temple Emanuel in Virginia Beach||$90,670|