DHS releases $15 million to non-profits

The Department of Homeland Security released $15 million to be used by non-profits in security assistance.

The release announced Friday is the third such disbursement since 2005.

The majority of the earlier disbursements had gone to Jewish groups and United Jewish Communities, the federations umbrella, has led lobbying for the funds. The money goes to projects such as security barriers and monitors.

“Since Sept. 11th, nonprofits generally, and Jewish communal institutions specifically, have been the victim of an alarming number of threats and attacks,” said William Daroff, vice president for public policy and director of UJC’s Washington office. “These funds enable nonprofit organizations to take critical steps to protect themselves and the public they serve, and to guard against disruptions to their humanitarian work.”

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