Amid Rise In Anti-Semitic Acts, Massachusetts Increases Funds For Nonprofit Security | WAMC

Amid Rise In Anti-Semitic Acts, Massachusetts Increases Funds For Nonprofit Security

Jan 7, 2020

Gov. Charlie Baker (R-MA) signed a section of supplemental budget approved last year to highlight $1.5 million in funding for a program that helps nonprofits pay for security measures.
Credit Governor's press office

      With anti-Semitic violence on the rise nationwide, Massachusetts has tripled security funding available for religious and community institutions.

     Governor Charlie Baker held a ceremonial bill signing Monday with legislative leaders, members of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston, and faith leaders from several religions to announce $1 million more funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

    State Senator Eric Lessser of Longmeadow was at the bill signing and he spoke with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.