Diegnan Bill To Secure At-Risk Nonprofits Becomes Law

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ -Legislation sponsored by Senator Patrick J. Diegnan to provide state grants to increase security at New Jersey’s nonprofit organizations deemed high-risk targets of threats, attacks, and other violent acts was recently signed into law.

“We know that individuals, with great animus, are looking to endanger our friends and neighbors for who they are, what they stand for, and what they believe. This program is the next logical step of the federal grant program that rightly recognizes that we need to provide resources to vulnerable organizations in order to make sure that they are safe and secure,” said Senator Diegnan (D-Middlesex).

The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to eligible nonprofit organizations that are determined to be high risk. However, the NSGP specifically provides that the funding may not be used to expand existing security personnel or to hire temporary security personnel during times of heightened risk.

Sign Up for E-News

The law, S-2634/A-4253, creates a three-year “New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program” and allow for grants to be distributed to eligible nonprofit organizations deemed high-risk targets to hire permanent or temporary security personnel for the purpose of preparedness and reduction of vulnerability.

Eligible organizations could apply for a maximum of $10,000 a year for each of the three years. Any non-profit organization located in New Jersey that is or has been eligible for the federal UASI Nonprofit Security Grant Program would be able to apply for this separate grant regardless of whether they have received a federal grant at any time. It also would apply to a nonprofit that would otherwise be eligible to receive a federal grant from the program, except that the nonprofit is located within a county not served by the program.

Senator Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr.  

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Edison

Upcoming Events

Fri, April 27, 12:00 PM

Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, East Brunswick

East Brunswick Community Preparedness & Awareness ...

Fri, April 27, 12:00 PM

East Jersey Old Town Village, Piscataway

History Day

Education Food & Drink Horses

Holy Savior Academy Excels in the Arts - Annual Spring Musical, Art Show to Take Place in May

SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – The students and staff at Holy Savior Academy, a pre-K3 through eighth grade AdvancedED accredited Middlebrook Deanery Catholic School located in South Plainfield, have been busy gearing up for two widely anticipated spring events. In May, the drama club will present its 4th annual Spring Spectacular Musical and a school wide art show will also take ...

Hospital ER Expands as Caseload Jumps to More than 100,000 Annually

April 24, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - More than 100,000 patients come through the emergency department at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, up from the approximately 40,000 cases that came through the doors less than 20 years ago.

 

"Spaces that were designed for one patient now have had two," said Dr. Robert Eisenstein, the hospital chief of emergency care. Obviously the number of ...

Stories About Juvenile Death Row Inmates Featured in New “Docu-play”

April 13, 2018

HIGHLAND PARK, NJ - The United States is apparently the only country in the world where children are given death sentences.

A new documentary play by Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg titled Life, Death, and Life Again: Children Sentenced to Die in Prison is being performed with coLAB Arts at the Reformed Church in Highland Park. The play will tell the true stories of people who committed violent ...

Menendez to Participate in Live Online Q&A Hosted by Action Together New Jersey Tonight

April 26, 2018

Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) will be discussing policy issues and taking questions from the online audience in a Facebook Live event on Thursday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m., hosted by Action Together New Jersey (ATNJ). 

The event is the second in a series designed to give voters and activists direct access to elected representatives and candidates through online, town ...

'The Sting' shimmers and shakes at Paper Mill

‘The Sting ‘slithers and shakes at Paper Mill Playhouse

By LIZ KEILL

MILLBURN, NJ – In a premiere production of “The Sting,” Harry Connick Jr. commands the Paper Mill Playhouse stage in Millburn.

Based on the sensational Paul Newman/Robert Redford film in 1973, the 1930s plot centers on a con game and gambling, sometimes on a train between New York and ...