Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Deborah Ross (NC-02) requested robust funding in the Fiscal Year 2022 omnibus bill for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This program provides critical funding to nonprofits, including religious organizations, that can be used to finance security improvements. 

Following the horrifying attack on the Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville and antisemitic incidents in Wake County, Congresswoman Ross continues to hold conversations with local Jewish leaders to discuss actions Congress can take to support the Jewish community in North Carolina and across the country.

The letter read in part: "Nationally, one in four Jewish Americans report experiencing antisemitism in their communities over the past year. North Carolina is no exception. In recent months, our state’s Jewish community has been subjected to antisemitic graffiti and propaganda. Among other steps, we must respond to this troubling rise in antisemitism with robust NSGP funding to bolster the security of Jewish houses of worship. These religious communities deserve our support in making the necessary investments to keep their leaders, staff and congregations safe."

Full text of the letter is available here.