Congregation Jeshuat Israel (Touro Synagogue) in Newport, Chabad of West Bay in Warwick, Temple Emmanuel in Providence, Temple Shalom in Middletown, and the Islamic School of Rhode Island in West Warwick are sharing a $150,000 federal grant to enhance security, the associated Press reported Sunday.
The grant is intended to help these five institutions enhance protection of “soft targets” and crowded areas, and to prevent the loss of life and property.
Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency Director Marc Pappas issued a statement saying: “These grants represent a whole community approach to safety and preparedness. We are pleased to assist with physical security enhancements and protection measures. It’s important to build and sustain safety measures and these grants help the recipients do that.”
The five institutions were selected out of 17 applicants. The next time for nonprofits to apply for the grant is spring 2020.