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Six local organizations receive security grants


Six Lancaster County nonprofits are receiving state grants to beef up their security.

The grants come from Pennsylvania’s Nonprofit Security program, established in the wake of the Pittsburgh Tree of Life Synagogue shooting and administered through the Commission on Crime & Delinquency.

They individual awards are as follows:

  • Bright Side Opportunities Corp.: $50,000
  • Church World Service: $97,000
  • Islamic Community Center of Lancaster: $21,950
  • Lancaster LGBTQ+ Coalition: $25,000
  • Lancaster Pride: $6,296
  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Lancaster: $10,000
  • TOTAL: $210,246

In all, the state awarded $3.9 million to 93 nonprofits and religious groups, part of nearly $20 million distributed over the past three years.

Other Lancaster County entities have shared in the grants in previous rounds, including YWCA Lancaster, Boys & Girls CLub and Congregation Shaarai Shomayim.

Funding can be security enhancements including safety and security assessment, planning and training, equipment and technology, and building upgrades.