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Nonprofits urged to apply for state’s anti-hate crimes grant

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Governor Kathy Hochul called on eligible nonprofits to apply for New York’s Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes grant program during a roundtable with synagogue leaders. The announcement came as a response to recent bomb threats against synagogues, with Hochul emphasizing the state’s commitment to ensuring that all faith communities can worship without fear. The governor highlighted the urgency of applying for the security grants before the May 17th deadline.

The program, bolstered by $60 million from the FY 2024 and FY 2025 Enacted Budgets, offers up to $200,000 to nonprofits for physical and cybersecurity enhancements. This funding initiative is designed to strengthen the safety of community-based organizations vulnerable to hate crimes due to their ideologies or missions.

During the roundtable, Hochul also mentioned legislative adjustments in the FY 2025 Budget that expand prosecutable hate crimes. These efforts underscore her ongoing commitment to public safety and combating hate crimes throughout New York.

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