Following a string of bomb threats at Jewish community centers across the state, Gov. Christie has announced $1 million in security grants are now available to non-profit and religious organizations across our region.

Gov. Chris Christie (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)

In a press release, Christie said, "Unfortunately, as incidents in the past few weeks have shown, every area of New Jersey is vulnerable to threats and possible attacks, making these additional resources crucial in our efforts to enhance security in certain parts of the state that had not previously received federal security grant funding."

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security will provide the new Security Enhancements Countering Unmitigated Risk in New Jersey (SECUR-NJ) grants to eligible nonprofit organizations in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem, and Warren Counties. Eligible nonprofit organizations are those that have been determined by the State to be at high risk of terrorist attack.

Up to $50,000 will be awarded to each group; that money can be used to install security equipment and screening systems.

 

SOURCE: State of NJ, Office of the Governor press release, 3/21/17

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