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Allegheny County – April 14, 2022 –Pennsylvania State Senator Wayne Fontana announced today that $99,200 in non-profit security grants have been awarded to four community organizations in Allegheny County.

“These grants support safety equipment, planning and training that could save lives in a crisis,” said Sen. Fontana. “The local organizations receiving these grants are pillars of their communities and deserve peace of mind about the safety and security of their congregations. I hope the funds will not only provide that peace of mind but also serve as a symbol of support and unity from myself and the commonwealth.”

Community organizations who received funding include:

  • Beth Hamedrash Hagodol-Beth Jacob Congregation, Pittsburgh – $25,000
  • Legacy International Worship Center, Pittsburgh – $25,000
  • Attawheed Islamic Center, Carnegie – $25,000
  • Holy Virgin Russian Orthodox Church, Carnegie – $24,200

The grants are funded from $5 million that was made available for FY 2021-2022 for the Non-Profit Security Grant Program, administered by the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency (PCCD). More information about funding opportunities through PCCD can be found at