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Press Release  Healey-Driscoll Administration Awards Over $4 Million to Protect Nonprofit Organizations From Hate Crimes

A total of $4,013,340 has been awarded through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program
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  • Executive Office of Public Safety and Security

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Renee Algarin, Director of Communications

BostonThe Healey-Driscoll Administration today announced that more than $4 million in federal funds have been awarded to address priority security needs at faith-based and community service organizations at heightened risk of a hate crime or terror attack.

A total of $4,013,340 has been awarded through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The program is managed and administered in Massachusetts by the Office of Grants and Research (OGR), a state agency that is part of the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). 

“Communities rely on nonprofit and faith-based organizations for essential social services, spiritual support, and guidance,” said Governor Maura Healey. “Our Administration is deeply committed to ensuring these vital organizations have the tools and resources needed to create safe, inclusive, and protected environments. These federal funds provide critical support to our nonprofit and faith communities while strengthening Massachusetts’ ability to uphold our values and celebrate our diversity.”

“Today’s grant recipients are the cornerstones of our communities and pillars of support for our neighbors in need,” said Lt. Governor Kimberley Driscoll. “With resolve and determination, we remain focused on taking proactive steps to help prevent and mitigate against future incidents of hate crimes. These grants reaffirm our commitment to enhancing community preparedness and safeguarding sacred community spaces from bias-motivated attacks.”

“EOPSS is committed to working in close collaboration with our community and faith-based partners to protect all Massachusetts residents and ensure that individuals have the fundamental right to practice their faith without fear,” said Public Safety and Security Secretary Terrence Reidy. “No organization or agency can ‘go it alone’ when it comes to public safety. This grant funding will advance our shared goal of enhancing community resiliency. Together, we can meet today’s challenges while planning for tomorrow’s possibilities.”

In addition to serving as the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for NSGP and all other FEMA grant funds received by Massachusetts, OGR manages the state-funded Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Grant Program and Commonwealth Nonprofit Security Personnel Grant Program.  Both programs are currently accepting applications for funding through October 13.

“Nonprofits face unprecedented challenges and threats.  It is up to all of us to combat hate and to support the organizations and individuals harmed through acts of hate or terrorism,” said OGR Executive Director Kevin Stanton. “These programs are designed to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts can gather in prayer, receive medical care, or obtain services with the knowledge that they are safe and protected.”

To learn about available homeland security, criminal justice and traffic safety grants administered by OGR, sign up to receive email notifications of available funding opportunities.

The organizations receiving NSGP awards are:

Grant Recipient


Award Amount

Alden Baptist Church



Tifereth Raphael



Boys & Girls Club of Greater Billerica



Center for Jewish Life Arlington Belmont



Chabad on Campus Worcester, Inc.



Church in the Acres – Baptist



Congregation Beth El Atereth Israel



Congregation Mikvah Association of Worcester



Congregation Or Atid - Wayland



Congregation Temple Emanuel of Andover, Inc



First Congregational Church of Reading, UCC



Gordon College



Jewish Community Center of the North Shore, Inc.



Jewish Community Centre of Sharon, Inc. (known as Temple of Israel Sharon)



Mt. Zion Baptist Church of Springfield



New England Sikh Study Circle, Inc.



Saint John the Evangelist Parish

North Chelmsford


Saint Margaret of Scotland Parish



Saint Mary Parish Chelmsford



Second Church in Newton



St. Mary Parish High School



St. Mary Parish School



Temple Beth David of Westwood-Dedham, Inc.



Temple Isaiah, Inc.



The Community of Jesus, Inc.



The Ecumenical Church



The Greater New Life Christian Center of Springfield, Massachusetts, Inc.



The Jewish Nursing Home of Western Massachusetts dba The Leavitt Family Jewish Home



URJ Crane Lake Camp

Great Barrington


Westfield Evangelical Free Church



Worcester Jewish Community Center, Inc. DBA Worcester JCC



Yeshiva Achei Tmimim of Springfield, MA, Inc.



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  • Office of Grants and Research 

    The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) promotes public safety and security in Massachusetts communities through the management of grants funds and research programs focused on crime prevention and intervention, traffic safety, law enforcement and homeland security initiatives. OGR manages more than $150 million in state and federal grants that are distributed to state, municipal, education and nonprofit agencies across the Commonwealth.
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