SPRINGFIELD ILL. (WICS/WRSP) — Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) announced a Not-for-Profit Security Grant Program that provides $20 million for organizations at risk of terrorist attacks.
Eligible not-for-profit organizations with one site may apply for up to $150,000 per location.
Eligible not-for-profit organizations with multiple locations may apply for up to $150,000 per location, for up to three locations.
“These grants represent part of our commitment to enhancing public safety in light of the domestic threat posed to places of worship and cultural institutions,” said State Rep. Bob Morgan. “Protecting lives and property from acts of violence begins with dedication of these state resources, and brings us closer to a safer Illinois.”
The funds must be used for target-hardening activities, like active shooter training.
Organizations can also use the funds to purchase and install security equipment.