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Cleveland Rep. encourages Bradley County houses of worship to apply for security grant

From News Channel 9: Cleveland Representative Kevin Raper is encouraging eligible religious organizations in Bradley County to apply for a state g

From News Channel 9: Cleveland Representative Kevin Raper is encouraging eligible religious organizations in Bradley County to apply for a state grant that would allow them to have security on site.

 

Eligible 501(c)(3) organizations serving as houses of worship can receive up to $100,000 under this program.

Security professionals funded through this program can help respond in emergency situations and prevent tragedies before they happen.

 

“Tennesseans should be able to worship freely, safely and openly… This grant program will allow houses of worship across the state to have another tool in their toolbox to keep their buildings and congregants safe. I encourage any interested and eligible organization in Bradley County to apply,” says Rep. Raper.

 

All applications are due by 11:59 p.m. on July 12th. For more instructions on how to apply, visit the Department of Safety and Homeland Security’s website.

 

As part of the General Assembly’s $52.8 billion zero-debt balanced budget that was passed in April, $750,000 was devoted to fund the Houses of Worship Security Grant.

This grant is administered by the Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security to assist houses of worship in hiring trained security professionals.