Montgomery County Approves $200,000 Grant For Faith-Based Communities Targeted By Hate Crimes

Montgomery County has approved $200,000 for the Faith-based Facilities Security Operating Grant. The grant aims to cover security costs for faith-based communities―such as churches, synagogues, mosques, etc.―experiencing hate crimes.

The county has officially opened the application for faith communities to apply for a grant of up to $20,000.

Not only does the grant cover the cost of security, it will also provide communities with security planning measures. Additionally, faith-based communities can use the funding to conduct a security training for their teams, and develop a security drill.

Organizations cannot use the funds to purchase any equipment, facility updates, or supplies.

In order to apply for the grant, organizations must be faith-based and have a tax-exempt status; also, organizations need to be located in Montgomery County and they need to be at risk of experiencing a hate crime.

The last day to apply for the grant is on Jan. 10, 2019. On Feb. 10, 2019, organizations will learn if they will receive a grant.

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Deirdre Byrne

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Deirdre Byrne is a social media coordinator for Montgomery Community Media. She can be reached at or on twitter at @DeirdreByrneMCM.


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