Amid Rising Antisemitism, Rosen Helps Lead Colleagues in Push for Funding to Protect Religious Institutions

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Senator Jacky Rosen (D-NV) co-led a group of her colleagues in calling on Senate Appropriators to provide robust funding for the federal program to protect synagogues, Jewish community centers, mosques, and other religious or nonprofit institutions that are at high risk of terrorist attacks. The Senators requested $400 million in funding for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in Fiscal Year 2025 funding. 

“As you know, these [NSGP] programs provide critical security resources to at-risk faith-based and other nonprofit institutions located in urban, suburban, and rural communities…Today’s threat environment requires federal aid in protecting against attacks on the nonprofit sector that would disrupt the vital health, human, social, cultural, religious, and other humanitarian services and practices they provide to communities,” wrote the senators. “These attacks can threaten the lives and well-being of millions of Americans who operate, utilize, live, and work in proximity to them. For these reasons, we thank you for your past support for this program, for your work on the $400 million for NSGP in the National Security Supplemental, and respectfully urge you to strengthen the NSGP by funding the program at $400 million in FY2025.”

The full text of the letter can be found HERE.

Senator Rosen has been leading the push to provide robust funding for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. She co-led a letter in October of last year requesting increased funding for NSGP in light of the October 7th terrorist attack on Israel. Senator Rosen also sent a letter to the FBI and DHS requesting their immediate attention and additional resources for protecting the safety and security of Jewish Americans, religious institutions, and organizations in the nation that are vulnerable to increased threats and violence.