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State of Rhode Island Awards Federal Grant Money to Nonprofits

The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency (RIEMA) is proud to announce the awarding of $128,000 in federal grant money under the FY2018 Department of Homeland Security Non-profit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to five non-profit organizations in the state. NSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of non-profit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

The program provides funding to target hardening and other physical security enhancements to non-profit organizations. The recipients of this year's award are the Jewish Alliance of Greater Rhode Island, Roger Williams Park Zoo, New England Rabbinical College, Kent County Hospital, and the Providence Hebrew Day School.

"We are grateful that RIEMA granted us $10,000 to ensure the safety of the over 125,000 guests who attend our Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular each autumn. At Roger Williams Park Zoo, the safety of our guests is a priority, and continuously upgrading our security measures is of upmost importance. While our guests may not notice anything different, we will certainly have peace of mind that everyone will enjoy the show and celebrate Halloween in grand style," says the Zoo's deputy director Ron Patalano.

RIEMA believes that Facilitating Individual, Community, Business Preparedness, & Awareness are key goals of our statewide preparedness efforts ensuring individuals and communities "Prepare for their Worst Day."


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