The Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) will award $1,751,726 in federal nonprofit security grants to local not-for-profit organizations throughout Maryland. These grants, which originate from the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA), fund ‘specific statutory eligible costs to include target hardening and other security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack.’
Russell Strickland, MEMA’s Executive Director said the grants will make a difference in these organizations’ physical protection. “What this program does is that it aligns broader State and local preparedness efforts with the prevention and protection activities of nonprofit organizations.”
The program also aims to promote coordination and collaboration in preparedness activities among private community representatives, state agencies, and local government agencies.
The sub-recipients and sub-award amounts are listed below:
Nonprofit Security Grant Program-State: $150,000
Beth Sholom Congregation of Frederick, $42,000
Evangelical Reformed Church, $8,000
St. John Regional Catholic School, $100,000
Nonprofit Security Grant Program-Urban Area: $1,601,726
Agudath Israel of Greenspring, Inc., $23,535
Bais Medrash of Ranchleigh, Inc., $58,800
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, $90,000
Bas Melech Performing Arts Center Inc., $98,778
Beth Israel Mikro Kodesh, Inc., $72,382
Chabad Israeli Center of Baltimore, $100,000
Chabad of Harford County, $100,000
Chabad of Towson, $100,000
Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools, $98,891
Congregation Ohel Moshe, $98,950
Edward A. Myerberg Senior Senter, $100,000
Islamic Society of Annapolis, $100,000
Machzeiki Torah Congregation, $22,431
Mercaz Torah and Tefilah, $23,535
Oakland Mills Interfaith Inc., $59,359
Ohr Chadash Congregation, $100,000
Ohr Menachem Jewish Center, Inc., $50,000
Pikesville Jewish Congregation, $100,000
Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim, $100,000
Temple Beth Sholom of Anne Arundle County, $98,110
The Rabbi Chaim Nachman Kowalsky Memorial, $6,955
DHS/FEMA will announce their intention to release the Notice of Funding Opportunity for the 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program in early 2020. The announcement is being sent in an effort to assist potential sub-recipients with preparing for the application process.
The amount of funding available for the program in Fiscal Year 2020 has not been officially released yet. In Fiscal Year 2019, there were $60,000,000 in non-profit security grant funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to eligible nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack.
The Maryland Emergency Management Agency will notify the public when the Notice of Funding Opportunity is released and will provide guidance and technical assistance to potential sub-recipients throughout the process.
Interested parties should contact Janet Moncrieffe for more information including eligibility and requirements. She can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org & email@example.com.