Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (SCAHC) Grant Applications are Now Open for 2022-2023 School Year.

SecurityWe are excited to announce that the New York State Office of the Governor recently announced $50 million in funding for the SFY22-23 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (SCAHC) grant program. The goal of this grant program, initiated in 2017, is 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. Teach NYS has played a key advocacy role in the creation of this program.  

Applications are now open and due for submission by no later than January 31, 2023 at 12pm noon. Here at the OU/Teach Coalition Security Center we offer 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 SCAHC grant applications please fill out this intake form. 

The NYS Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) will accept applications for up to $50,000 per project/facility. As in prior years, eligible organizations may apply for up to $50,000 in security funding for up to 3 facilities, for a maximum total of $150,000. In addition, this year’s grant allows organizations to submit one additional application for up to $50,000 to improve the organization’s cybersecurity. Please note, that each project requires an individual application, though some materials may be the same.  

If your organization has received a SCAHC award in the past, you may still apply if it is for a new facility, or for a new project at the same facility that had been awarded a grant in the past.