September 23, 2021

Nonprofits Can Start Applying for Security Grants Starting Friday, Sept. 24

Montgomery County will begin accepting applications on Friday, Sept. 24, from nonprofit organizations seeking grant funding from the Nonprofit Security Grants program. The County approved $700,000 to be used for nonprofit organizations and facilities that have experienced, or are at high risk of experiencing, hate crimes. These grants are available to augment costs for security personnel or other security planning measures for nonprofit organizations.

The funds are administered by the County’s Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (OEMHS). The application period will close on Oct. 22. Organizations will be notified of award decisions in early December.

“Montgomery County is a community of diversity, inclusion and compassion, but we are not immune from hate and vitriol that could become criminal,” said County Executive Marc Elrich. “These grants will provide nonprofit organizations with additional resources to enhance the security of their facilities and the safety of our residents. This investment is an affirmation of Montgomery County’s support for our neighbors of every religion, race and ethnicity. We are committed to protect the rights of all our everyone who lives or visits our County and I encourage all applicable Montgomery County organizers to apply for these grants.”

Information sessions on eligibility and how to apply for the program will be offered via a virtual platform on the following dates:
  • Monday, Sept. 27, 7 p.m.
  • Thursday, Sept. 30, 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Oct. 12, 7 p.m.
For more information on the information sessions, to register for one of them or for access to the applications (starting Sept. 24), go to the OEMHS Nonprofit Security Grants webpage at