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Gov. Hochul Announces Nearly $25 Million To Help Secure Communities Against Hate Crimes

Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks from a podium.
Don Pollard
Gov. Kathy Hochul makes an announcement on hate crimes at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, Oct. 6, 2021.

New York non-profits could soon receive state dollars to boost security against potential hate crimes.

The almost $25 million will support nearly 500 organizations across New York. The state has already spent $43 million to improve security at locations that may be vulnerable to attacks because of their mission or ideology, including schools, museums, community centers and day camps.

"By helping these nonprofit organizations protect themselves against these cowardly acts of violence, we continue to make public safety a top priority," Gov. Kathy Hochul said at the Wednesday announcement, according to a news release from her office.

Eligible organizations will be able to apply to the Division of Criminal Justice Services.