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Using Grant Funding to Create Safer Experiences for Houses of Worship

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May 14, 2024

The current political and social climate in the US and abroad has played a role in creating an environment that may put Houses of Worship and religious institutions at risk for potential violence.

According to the FBI*, religious hate crimes have been on the rise and reported antisemitic hate crimes in the U.S. rose by more than 38 percent in 2022. These threats have manifested themselves in horrible tragedies such as the Tree of Life Synagogue shooting in 2018, the First Baptist Church Shooting in 2017, and the Al Noor Mosque Shooting in 2019.

There are a number of solutions for faith leaders and their security professionals to help keep their congregation safe while maintaining a welcoming and inclusive environment.

The Federal Government has acknowledged the risk to Houses of Worship and other soft targets and allocates funds through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program to help offset the cost to these groups and institutions looking to improve their security.

Download the below documents to learn more and to apply.

*Source: 2022 FBI Hate Crimes Statistics: Updated as of October 30, 2023.


Understand how to create safer experiences using concealed and brandished weapons detection.


Better understand the FEMA/DHS non-profit security grant program application process.

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