For Immediate Release

October 26, 2017

 

Contact:

Emily Kutner, UJA-Federation of New York

212-836-1800

kutnere@ujafedny.org

 

New York, NY….UJA-Federation of New York and the JCRC-NY are grateful to Governor Cuomo and The NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services for making available $25 million in grant funding for projects under the new Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program (SCAHC Program). SCAHC is designed to boost safety and security at New York’s nonpublic schools, day care centers and cultural museums at risk of hate crimes or attacks because of their ideology, beliefs, or mission. The $25 million has been made available on a statewide basis and applications for grants are now open.

“NYPD reports that its Hate Crime Task Force handled 132 anti-Semitic incidents in New York City as of October 25th, up 52% compared to last year. In all categories, there were 309 hate crimes, up 25%. This grant will meaningfully increase the safety and security of our Jewish institutions and our community at large,” said Eric S. Goldstein, CEO, UJA-Federation of New York.

“Since its inception, a core mission of the JCRC has been its partnership with government to protect the Jewish communities of New York and our institutions. This new initiative will take us another step and help to make pre-schoolers, students and Museum-goers safer and more secure,” said Michael S. Miller, Executive Vice President & CEO, JCRC-NY.

 

The application and other required documents can be found at:

http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/hate-crimes.cfm