New York Opens Grant Applications for Institutions at Risk of Hate Crimes


New York State has opened the grant application period for institutions vulnerable to hate crimes.

The application can be accessed by clicking here and scrolling to “Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program.”

Earlier this month, Gov. Kathy Hochul announced the program would make available $25 million worth of $50,000 grants for facilities of nonprofit organizations at risk of hate crimes.

Eligible organizations may apply for up to three facilities, for a maximum of $150,000. Each facility will require a separate application. Facilities that have previously received Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program funding are not eligible.

“As New Yorkers, there is nothing we are more proud of than our diversity,” said Hochul. “Despite that commitment to equality and inclusivity, there will always be those who seek to divide us. We will never let these bad actors tear us apart and this funding is critical to ensuring they don’t.”

Maury Litwack, Managing Director at the Orthodox Union, called the program “a critical resource to secure communities across the state.”

Rabbi Yeruchim Silber, Director of New York Government Relations at Agudath Israel of America, said, “With anti-Semitism and hate still unfortunately around, it is more important than ever that our institutions have the ability to take all necessary measures to ensure their proper security.”

The application deadline is January 7, 2022.