Christie Announces Anti-Terror Grants After Bomb Threats

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks on March 3 to a crowd at the Kaplen Jewish Community Center on the Palisades during a rally against recent bomb threats made to Jewish centers, in Tenafly, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has announced that the state will offer $1 million in grants to nonprofit and religious institutions at risk of terror attack.

Tuesday’s announcement comes after recent bomb threats at Jewish community centers, including in Cherry Hill.

The money can be used for security equipment including screening systems. The Republican governor says the state wants to send the money out by the summer.

The grants are for those institutions determined to be at a high risk of attack in Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem and Warren counties.

The state’s other 12 counties are already eligible for similar federal grants.