Gottheimer Captures More Than $1.8 Million in Non-Profit Security

Fourteen Schools, Temples, and Churches to Receive Federal Money for Security, Preparedness from FEMA

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Washington, September 17, 2018 | comments
“Safety and security in our places of worship is at the bedrock of the American idea. Part of what makes America the greatest country in the world is our ability to practice our faiths in the manner in which we choose, free from violence,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer.
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GLEN ROCK, NJ - Fourteen schools, temples, and churches in New Jersey’s Fifth Congressional District received more than $1.8 million in Non-Profit Security Grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. These grants go toward strengthening the National Preparedness System which consists of identifying and assessing risk, estimating capability requirements, building and sustaining capabilities, and planning to implement, validating, and reviewing and revising those capabilities.

“Safety and security in our places of worship is at the bedrock of the American idea. Part of what makes America the greatest country in the world is our ability to practice our faiths in the manner in which we choose, free from violence,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer. “I’m proud to fight for these grants that clawback our federal tax dollars to protect our most fundamental freedoms and defend communities of faith from threats of violence and acts of lone-wolf terrorism.”

The schools, temples, and churches receiving the NPS grants are:

  • Ben Porat Yosef in Paramus, $150,000
  • Congregation B'nai Israel of Emerson, $55,000
  • Congregation Bnai Yeshuran Teaneck, $85,000
  • Fair Lawn Jewish Center, $85,000
  • Glen Rock Jewish Center, $77,165
  • Grace Redeemer Church, $150,000
  • Northern Teaneck Synagogue Association DBA congregation Keter Torah, $150,000
  • Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County, $150,000
  • St. John the Evangelist Roman Catholic Church, $150,000
  • Temple Emanu-El of Closter, $98,000
  • Temple Emanuel of Pascack Valley, $150,000
  • The Frisch School, $150,000
  • Yeshiva of North Jersey, $150,000
  • Yeshivat He'Atid Inc, $150,000
Gottheimer has worked closely with counties, towns, and nonprofits to help apply for and win competitive federal security grants, clawing back our federal tax dollars to fight homegrown terror. In June, he was proud to announce nearly $4 million from the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program to help protect our families and our communities from sickening hate-driven crimes.


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