DiSanto Announces Nonprofit Security Grants for Area Organizations

HARRISBURG – State Senator John DiSanto (Dauphin/Perry) today announced state funding to help area nonprofits and faith-based institutions improve safety and security.

The grants come from the Nonprofit Security Grant Fund Program, administrated by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. The program was created by the General Assembly in 2019.

Local organizations receiving grants are:

  • YWCA Greater Harrisburg ($6,895)
  • Metropolitan Community Church of the Spirit ($15,439)
  • Islamic Center Masjid Al-Sabereen ($74,436)
  • Chisuk Emuna Congregation ($10,503)

The funding is directed to nonprofit organizations that serve individuals, groups or institutions included in a bias motivation category as identified by the FBI’s Hate Crime Statistics.

Eligible expenses for security enhancements include:

  • Safety and security planning
  • Purchase of safety and security equipment
  • Purchase of security-related technology
  • Safety and security training
  • Threat awareness and response training
  • Upgrades to existing structures that enhance safety and security

“I’m pleased to announce these grants that will help local organizations and faith-based institutions cover the cost of improving safety and security measures for their members and guests,” DiSanto said.

 

CONTACT: Chuck Erdman cerdman@pasen.gov