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Maryland Department of Emergency Management

State of Maryland Provides Security Grant Funding to Nonprofits

Through Relief Fund Act of 2021, Federal Government, Maryland, Continue to “Shape a More Resilient Maryland Where Communities Thrive”

REISTERSTOWN Md. (August 30, 2022) — The Maryland Department of Emergency Management (MDEM) announced awards totaling more than $8.7 Million in federal homeland security grant funds to 68 nonprofit organizations around Maryland. The awards are funded by the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).  

“This funding provides much needed financial support to nonprofit groups, which  are part of the fabric of American life,” said MDEM Secretary Russ Strickland. “In a time of increasing threats to members of faith-based communities, houses of worship, and schools across the United States, these grants provide the funding to secure public spaces where Marylanders gather every day and will help prevent or minimize the consequences of any possible attack.”

These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS to help strengthen the nation’s communities against potential terrorist attacks. Funding can be used for contracted security personnel, as well as security-related planning, exercises, training, and the acquisition and installation of security equipment on real property (including buildings and improvements) owned or leased by the nonprofit organization. The grants are being provided to 68 nonprofits around the State out of 115 applicants. 

The NSGP provides $250 million nationally in funding support for hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. The intent of the competitively awarded grant funding is to assist organizations in obtaining the resources required to support and integrate preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies. 

The following is a list and breakdown of the Maryland nonprofit organizations that applied for and received NSGP awards. NSGP awards for nonprofits in the National Capital Region (NCR) are not processed by MDEM. 


NSGP – State Allotment – $2,098,727  


Temple Bat Yam $98,995
Temple B’nai Israel $75,000
Sacred Monastery of Saint Nina, Inc. $130,000
Williamsport Church of God $150,000
Redeeming Grace Baptist Church $26,907
Chesapeake Church $128,099
Beth Sholom Congregation $150,000
Shoresh, Inc. $150,000
Calvary Assembly of God, Inc. $150,000
Islamic Society of Frederick, Incorporated $150,000
St. John Regional Catholic School $95,000
TidalHealth Peninsula Regional $150,000
The Banner School $150,000
Atlantic General Hospital $134,843
Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics $30,517
Mother Seton School Inc $150,000
Bishop Walsh School $147,366
Covenant Family Chapel $32,000


Baltimore Urban Area Allotment – $6,672,708


Agudath Israel of Baltimore $150,000
Bais Yaakov School For Girls (1) $150,000
Baltimore Hebrew Congregation $150,000
Beth Am In-town Synagogue $150,000
Beth Tfiloh $150,000
Bais Yaakov School for Girls (2) $150,000
B’Nai Israel Congregation Cemetery $89,550
B’nai Israel Congregation of Baltimore $150,000
Bnos Yisroel of Baltimore $150,000
Bolton Street Synagogue $74,731
Chabad Israel Center of Baltimore $150,000
Chabad Lubavitch of Hunt Valley $150,000
Chabad of Towson $150,000
Cheder Chabad Inc. $150,000
Chizuk Amuno Congregation $150,000
Congregation Beit Yaakov $150,000
Congregation Shomrei Emunah Inc. $150,000
Congregation of Kol Shalom $150,000
Darchei Noam Montessori $150,000
Edward Myerberg Senior Center $150,000
Faith Christian Fellowship Church $19,000
Grace Bible Baptist Church $107,575
Har Sinai-Oheb Shalom Congregation $150,000
Institute For Islamic, Christian Jewish Studies $110,577
Islamic Society of Baltimore $147,257
Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore $149,985
Jewish Community Center of Greater Baltimore $149,974
Mesivta Kesser Torah of Baltimore $150,000
Mt. Olive Methodist Church $136,000
Ner Israel Rabbinical College $150,000
Ohr Chadash Congregation $150,000
Ohr Hatorah Inc. $61,530
Owings Mills Synagogue Inc. $150,000
Pikesville Jewish Congregation $109,200
Resurrection St. Paul School $139,560
Saint Agnes Catholic Congregation $68,717
Saint Isaac Jogues Catholic Church $141,227
St. Agnes Catholic School $139,971
St. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Church $147,097
St. Mary’s Roman Catholic Church $150,000
St. Michael-St. Clement School Willow $120,886
St. Paul Church $148,943
Star-K Certification Inc. $150,000
Suburban Orthodox Congregation Toras Chaim $75,000
Talmudical Academy of Baltimore $150,000
Temple Beth Sholom of AA County $150,000
The Jewels School $105,000
Trinity Assembly of God $80,928
Yeshivas Lubavitch of Baltimore $150,000
Yeshivas Toras Simcha $150,000


Grand Total $8,771,435