Press Release

October 1, 2007

U.S. Senator Benjamin L. Cardin, D-MD, announced today that 19 Baltimore Jewish organizations will receive a total of $903,290 from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for FY 2007 under the Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
  The grants are awarded to non-profit organizations considered at high risk of an international terrorist attack in an urban areas classified as high risk


“This DHS grant program strives to provide resources to organizations that could be targets of terrorism.
  Baltimore has been classified as a high-risk urban area and these Jewish organizations need the support and resources of the Department of Homeland Security to ensure their security and the security of their members,” said Senator Cardin.


The following institutions will receive awards under the DHS grant program:


  • Suburban Orthodox

  • Shearith Israel Congregation

  • The Community Kollel

  • Beth Abraham Anshe Sfard Congregation

  • Congregation Shomrei Emunah

  • Jewish Museum of Maryland

  • Bais Yaakov School for Girls

  • Beth El Congregation

  • Oheb Shalom Congregation

  • Bais Haknesses Ohr Hachaim

  • Torah Institute of Baltimore

  • Maimonides Academy of Baltimore-Yeshivat Rambam

  • Kehilath B’Nai Torah

  • Mikvah of Baltimore

  • Agudath Israel of Baltimore

  • Talmudical Academy of Baltimore

  • B’Nai Jacob Shaarei Zion Congregation

  • Beit Yaakov

  • Bais Hamedrash

DHS announced a total of $24 million in grants to 24 states for FY 2007.
  Each state will provide sub-awards directly to the individual nonprofit organizations. In FY 2005, Baltimore received $132,000 under the UASI Nonprofit grant program.