Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes – Grant Released!

The New York State 2023-24 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (SCAHC) grant is now open! In addition to this year’s $25 million funding, extra funding up to $35 million is expected to become available, pending approval from the state and subject to appropriation amounts in the 2024-25 enacted budget. The anticipated increase could bring this year’s SCAHC funding to as high as $60 million. 

Since October 7th, our community has seen an alarming increase in hate motivated crimes across the state. Teach NYS and Project Protect – our umbrella security initiative – alongside our nonpublic school partners, held countless meetings with lawmakers, NY State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS), and law enforcement to ensure the safety and security of our community was of top priority. The additional funding is reflective of these efforts. 

This year, organizations will be able to apply for up to $200,000 in security funding. Grant applications are due to DCJS by 12 p.m. on Friday, May 17th, 2024. 

The success rate for this grant has been extremely high in previous years, and we strongly recommend that all organizations apply.

If your facility has received SCAHC grant funding in other RFP cycles, you are eligible to apply for new projects or measures that build upon items previously awarded. We will continue to keep you informed as additional guidance is released by DCJS.

You can find the Request for Applications (RFA) here.

The SCAHC program was launched in 2017 to help secure nonpublic schools, synagogues, community centers, day camps, residential camps, and daycare centers against the ever-increasing threat of hate crimes and anti-Semitic incidents. This funding announcement brings the total money allocated since this grant’s inception to nearly $200 million. Teach NYS has been a key advocate in securing this vital funding.

Project Protect, our security-focused initiative, offers an affordable, streamlined process for grant writing, application submissions, and grant reviews. If you are interested in having our team write, review, or submit your grant applications, please submit this contact form.