Securing Our Schools

  • In 2018, there were 5,566 hate crimes against individuals recorded in the U.S., a 25 percent increase since 2013 (FBI)
  • Jews were targeted in 58 percent of all religious-based hate-crimes in 2018 (FBI)
Grantwriting & administration:

Teach Coalition’s Government Maximization Project ensures that nonpublic schools are familiar with the range of government security funding programs available to them and manage the application procedure, while also helping schools maximize the use of these funds and administer them in the most efficient and beneficial ways. This includes a web of resources that help streamline the process for accessing government programs, including individualized consulting services and a “helpdesk” so school administrators can ask questions.

Consulting services include:

Grant review - The grants team will review an application completed by the client organization and provide feedback (Service fee: $500)

New Pre-qualification and filing - Only applicable in New York State, a grants team member walks the client organization’s staff through pre-qualification on the State’s “Grants Gateway” and files the grant application on the e-grant system. (Service fee: $500/school, $1000/shul or camp)

Grant writing - The grants team will write the grant flor the client organization from scratch as an outsourced solution (Service fee: $1000)

Administration - The grants team guides the client organization in the completion of all paperwork and processes that are required for grant reimbursement (Service fee: $2500)

In addition to our direct consulting services, our online government funding hub and recent webinar are valuable online resources for nonpublic schools.


Advocacy:

With anti-Semitic hate crimes on the rise across the U.S., the Jewish community has come to terms with the tragic reality that we can no longer take our safety for granted. We face serious threats, but we do not face them alone. Our government takes seriously its responsibility to protect all citizens. Now, more than ever, we are raising the volume of our advocacy to #secureourschools. To date our advocacy has been led to more than $300 million in security appropriations for nonpublic schools.

New York State: Our advocacy was a key factor in the massive increase of security funding to a record-breaking $60 million in 2019—more than 13 times the 2013 allocation of $4.5 million.

New Jersey: We spearheaded a successful campaign to double nonpublic school security funding to $22.6 million, or $150 per pupil

Florida: The nonpublic school security budget grew to $2.5 million in 2019-20, or $184 per pupil. We led the push.

Pennsylvania: Because of our leadership, non-public school security allocation has grown from $240,000 in 2013 to $3.2 million in 2019.

California: Teach Coalition led the successful drive for increased funding for at-risk institutions from $500,000 to $15 million in 2019.