(NEW YORK) -- Jewish organizations across New York State are getting a financial boost to help prepare for terrorist attacks.
Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand have announced that over $3.4 million has been awarded by the Urban Areas Security Initiative Nonprofit Security Grant Program to 42 New York Jewish organizations. The money was awarded to encourage preparedness efforts for organizations that face a high risk of a terrorist attack.
"The Nonprofit Security Grant Program is essential to making sure that high-risk organizations such as Jewish schools and congregations are safe from terrorist attacks," Schumer said in a statement. "It is particularly important for organizations in New York City, which has already survived an attack from anti-Semitic terrorists. The grant money will go a long way to ensure that these organizations are fully prepared for whatever may happen in the future."
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