The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships have announced forthcoming grant funds designed to improve safety throughout the nation’s Churches, Religious Sites and Faith Based Organizations.
As part of the nation’s preparedness goal, FEMA seeks to secure, prevent, mitigate and protect against threats and hazards posing risk to the American people.
Churches, Religious and Faith Based Organizations are specifically eligible for grant funding designed to improve the overall safety and emergency response capacity. This includes physical improvements which increase safety or reduce the threat of emergencies. Examples include: 1) Controlled access or door entry systems, 2) Safety glass, 3) Alarm, Emergency Response and Communication Systems.
Churches may also seek assistance in emergency response planning, funding for private security services, security cameras and a variety of other technology improvements.
Interested applicants must complete a security assessment in partnership with local law enforcement or experienced consultants. If your organization is interested in learning more about this FEMA program please feel free to contact us for a free consultation. Symphony has assisted organizations around the country to secure over $70 million in federal funding. We specialize in aiding Churches, Religious Organizations and Faith Based Groups.