11 US shuls get Homeland Security Grants

The National Council of Young Israel (NCYI) announced this week that 11 Young Israel branches from across the United States have been awarded 2011 Non-Profit Homeland Security Grants and will receive a total of approximately $800,000 to enhance security for their synagogues.

Grants awarded under this program can be used for equipment for specific “target-hardening” activities, such as physical security enhancements, inspection and screening systems, and security training. The maximum grant award per applicant is $75,000.

In addition, a number of non-Young Israel institutions who also benefited from NCYI assistance received awards as well.

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