Pallone Announces Over $66,000,000 in Homeland Security Grants for New Jersey
Long Branch, NJ - Today, Congressman Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06) announced that the State of New Jersey has been awarded $66,522,137 in security grants from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. These grants include $8,388,505 in awards for the NJ Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.
Grants for the NSGP were awarded to ten community centers in Pallone’s district: Agudath Israel of Edison, the New Brunswick English Seventh-Day Adventist Church, the Park Avenue Synagogue, Reenas Bais Yaakov, the Rutgers Hillel Corporation, the Solomon Schechter Day School of Greater Monmouth County, the Jewish Community Center of Greater Monmouth County, the Jewish Federation of Middlesex and Monmouth Counties, the Synagogue of Deal, and the Yeshiva Shaarei Tzio.
Additional grants included:
- $7,993,000 in grants for the State Homeland Security Program (SHSP)
- $22,750,000 in grants for the New Jersey Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) program
- $8,365,698 in grants for the Emergency Management Performance Grants (EMPG)
- $2,669,679 in grants for the Port Security Grant Program (PSGP)
- Including $1,000,000 in awards for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection
- $16,355,255 in grants for the Transit Security Grant Program (TSGP)
- $6,937,619 in awards for New Jersey Transit – PHI and $9,417,636 in awards for New Jersey Transit - NYC
"These security grants will harden vulnerable locations throughout the state and mitigate damages from catastrophic events," Pallone said. "I am proud to see that our local communities are being given the tools to train our first responders and provide them with the equipment needed to protect our community centers.”