Securing Communities Against Hate Grant

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The Honorable NYS Assembly Member Inez E. Dickens has been working on efforts related to the Securing Communities Against Hate Grant with the New York State Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic & Asian Legislative Caucus who will be hosting a Houses of Worship Virtual Grant Information Session in collaboration with the N.Y.S. Division of Criminal Justice Services. This session aims to offer resources and guide participants through the application process. The briefing will be led by DCJS, who will provide technical assistance and support to help houses of worship prepare for the grant application, set to open in December.

When: Wednesday, November 15, 2023 from 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Where: Please RSVP Here, and a Zoom link will be sent to you closer to the briefing date.

How does this affect your House of Worship? Learn more about the Securing Communities Against Hate Grant Here

To be eligible to receive funding, applicants must meet all the following requirements:

  • Applicants must have received a Recognition of Exempt Status Determination letter from the IRS pursuant to 26 USC §501(c)(3). Alternatively, the applicant may self-certify by providing a letter affirming that the organization qualifies as a §501(c)(3) organization and is exempt from tax pursuant to 26 USC §501(a). The organization must maintain tax exempt status throughout the life of the grant. If the organization’s tax-exempt status is jeopardized or placed into question at any point during the life of the grant, the organization must notify DCJS within fifteen (15) days;
  • The applicant must be a nonprofit organization;
  • Must be at risk of a hate crime or attack due to ideology, beliefs, or mission as described by the applicant organization;
  • Must be registered, have recently applied for registration and such application remains pending, or be exempt from registering with the NYS Attorney General’s Office, Charities Bureau;
  • Must be prequalified through the New York State Grants Gateway here prior to application submission.
  • Please make sure to include which elected office referred your organization.

To learn more, please view the following Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Here!