The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America—the nation’s largest Orthodox Jewish umbrella organization—commended the United States Senate for its passage of a Continuing Resolution (CR) Appropriations Bill, which contains critical funding for a Department of Homeland Security grant program that assists Jewish institutions and other nonprofitsmaintain the security of their facilities.
The $984 billion CR passed by a vote of 73 to 26 and received final passage by the House. The bill provides $10 million in funding for the Department of Homeland Security’s Non Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP), which provides nonprofit institutions with the resources to bolster their security infrastructure. Since the inception of this program, nearly $100 million in grants have been granted, many to religious Jewish institutions. The Orthodox Union’s Washington, DC office has worked in close partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America and other partners to ensure the ongoing funding of the NSGP.