Following his trip to Poland where he attended events commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today proposed as part of his FY 2021 Executive Budget an additional $25 million in security grant funding for organizations vulnerable to hate crimes. The Governor also proposed expanding eligibility for these security grants to include houses of worship.
The Governor made these announcements today at the inaugural "No Hate In Our State" security grants conference at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in Manhattan, where he convened over 600 community leaders and clergy as well as state public safety officials and security experts to discuss best practices to keep communities safe and access grant funding.
These announcements build on the $45 million in grant funding now available to help organizations vulnerable to hate crimes secure and protect their facilities. Funding is being made available through two separate Requests for Applications under the third round of the landmark Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Grant Program.