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PCCD Non-Profit Security Grant - Now Open

PCCD awards non-profits up to $150,000 in security upgrades. The grant application deadline is 11:45 PM on March 2, 2023.
Jan 31, 2023

The PCCD Non-Profit Security Grant awards non-profits who are targets of single bias hate crimes up to $150,000 in security upgrades. The grant application deadline is Thursday, March 2, 2023 at 11:45 PM.

Grant money will be awarded to nonprofit organizations who principally serve individuals, groups or institutions that are included within a bias motivation category for single bias hate crime incidents as identified by the FBI's Hate Crime Statistics publication.  

DES has partnered with local houses of worship, community centers, schools, and non-profit institutions to harden their security profile while keeping a welcoming environment. By their very nature, non-profit organizations are designed to be easily accessible – which, unfortunately, makes them into soft targets. When we do a site assessment, we look for vulnerabilities and build up from there. We often discover an unlocked side door that has literally open access, or else a rudimentary camera system that is not proactively or expeditiously deterring danger.

We will work with your budget to maximize layers of security until we achieve a desired balance of hospitality and protection. Our list of grant eligible services include:

  • Threat assessments and security planning

  • Surveillance equipment

  • Special emergency communications equipment

  • A full-suite of secure door solutions

  • Upgrades to existing structures that enhance safety and  security

We will partner with you from concept design to project installation and post-job support. Please contact us today to get started. We offer free site assessments and security consultations. Included in our free service is the support documentation of proposed work for your grant application.

We look forward to working with you!

Further Resources

· PCCD website with grant instructions and application

· DES Security Solutions

· Sanctity and Safety: Security Solutions for Houses of Worship

Two excellent guides for securing community institutions:

· ADL Guide To Protecting Your Religious or Communal Institution

· Best Practices for Mosque and Community Safety

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