Application Period Opens for Worship Security Grant

Security grants are now available for 501(c)(3) houses of worship for 2024-2025.

The Department of Safety and Homeland Security has announced the opening of the 2024-2025 Houses of Worship Security Grant application period. This grant is designed to fund contract security personnel for eligible 501(c)(3) organizations that serve as houses of worship, including churches, synagogues, temples, and mosques.

“Unfortunately, houses of worship can often be soft targets,” stated Deputy Commissioner Greg Mays of the Department of Safety and Homeland Security. “By their nature, these locations are easily accessible to large numbers of people and have limited security measures in place, which can make them vulnerable to an attack. With the Houses of Worship Security Grant, eligible organizations can hire trained security professionals who, in an emergency, can mitigate or prevent a tragedy.”

The 2024-2025 Houses of Worship Security Grant is a competitive grant available for a 12-month period, disbursed through a Tennessee cost reimbursement grant contract.

Organizations interested in applying must submit the required documents by 11:59 p.m. on July 12, 2024. The necessary documents can be found on the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s website,

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