By Noah Cohen.
Eight Jewish institutions in Bergen County will share more than $500,000 in grants as part of a federal program to boost security at non-profit organizations, officials said.
The Chabad Jewish Center in Franklin Lakes is set to receive $75,000 as part of the grant program, the highest amount an individual institution can receive, according to a release from the state’s Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness.
Organizations must use the funding for installing and buying physical security equipment or for security-related training for organization personnel, the release said.
“Bolstering security measures at these nonprofit organizations...remains a top priority,” Edward Dickson, Director of the Office, said in the release.
“Grant funds will be used to target-harden these sites, and will improve the prevention, response and recovery capabilities at these locations...which in turn enhances the entire State’s resiliency efforts.”
Other Jewish organizations that received grant money included one in Teaneck and one Paramus that was a victim of firebombing attacks in 2011 and 2012.
More than 70 non-profits submitted grant applications in the most recent round of funding, according to state officials.
Click through the photos above to see a full list of grant awards in New Jersey, or visit the state Homeland Security website.