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Governor Lamont Launches State Grant Program To Help Nonprofits With Costs of Implementing Security Improvements

Applications for Connecticut’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program Must Be Received by Mid-March

(HARTFORD, CT) – Governor Ned Lamont today announced that the State of Connecticut is launching a competitive grant program that will provide reimbursements to nonprofit organizations throughout the state for the costs associated with implementing needed security infrastructure improvements at their facilities.

Administered by the Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program is open to 501(c)(3) organizations that are at heightened risk of being the target of a terrorist attack, hate crime, or violent act.

A total of $5 million has been allocated for the program, and each eligible nonprofit is able to receive a maximum of $50,000 per site. Applications are now being accepted, with the first part due to the state by March 12 and the second part due by March 19, 2021. Applications will be ranked and awarded based on the demonstrated need for security improvements.

“We are fortunate to have so many nonprofit organizations in Connecticut that provide an incredible amount of services to the people of our state, and we are launching this grant program to help ensure that they have the resources needed to make their staff and clients as safe as possible,” Governor Lamont said.

“This program is an important part of our strategy to help keep our many nonprofits safe from threats and criminal activity,” Emergency Services and Public Protection Commissioner James C. Rovella said.

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