December 13, 2018

Faith-Based Facilities Security Operating Grant Applications Now Accepted


In light of recent hate-motivated violence at faith-based facilities across the country, Montgomery County has approved a $200,000 security grant fund to be used for faith-based communities experiencing hate crimes or at significant risk of becoming targets of hate crimes. These grants are available to augment costs for security personnel or other security-planning measures for faith-based organizations located in Montgomery County.

Information about eligibility, use of funds, grant administration and more can be found on the application. Faith-based organizations interested in the funds may apply here. Applications will be accepted through Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019.

Montgomery County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security will host an optional information session for organizations who have questions about the funding or application process on Tuesday evening, Dec. 18 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Executive Office Building Auditorium, located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville. There will be a brief presentation at 7 p.m.; but applicants may drop by any time from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. with questions.

Attendance is not necessary to apply. Staff will be present to answer questions and assist with the application, as needed. Applications will be reviewed by a panel who will consider risk, need, and intended use of funds in determining awards.

For any questions, email: OEMHS.grants@montgomerycountymd.gov.

1 comment:

  1. Using tax dollars for faith based facilities security contradicts the concept of separation of church and State in the First Amendment of the constitution. Thus the funds should NO LONGER be granted.

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