RI EMA awards security grants


The RI Emergency Management Agency recently awarded $150,000 in federal grant money under the FY2019 Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to five nonprofits in the state. According to NSGP, this funding supports physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofits at high risk for terrorist attack. This year’s total represents a 17% increase over last year’s award. 

Recipients were chosen from a field of 17 applicants. They are: Chabad of West Bay in Warwick, Congregation Jeshuat Israel in Newport, the Islamic School of Rhode Island in West Warwick, Temple Emmanu-El in Providence, and Temple Shalom in Middletown. 

“These grants represent a whole community approach to safety and preparedness,” says RIEMA Director Marc Pappas in a news release.  “We are pleased to assist with physical security enhancements and protection measures.  It’s important to build and sustain safety measures and these grants help the recipients do that.”