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Record Funds Announced to Combat Prejudice, Hate Crimes in NYS


More than $51 million in grants have been announced by Gov. Kathy Hochul to strengthen safety and security measures at nonprofit, community-based organizations at risk of hate crimes or attacks because of their ideology, beliefs or mission.

This funding is the largest amount ever made available through New York’s Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Grants, and could be used to enhance an organization’s cybersecurity for the first time. In addition to announcing the funding, the Governor also signed legislation strengthening investigation and reporting requirements for hate crimes that take place on college campuses.

In a statement Hochul says the state will continue to do whatever it takes to make sure every New Yorker is safe from baseless violence stemming from prejudice.

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