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Protecting Against Hate Crimes (PAHC): Grant Opportunity for Maryland Organizations

Protecting Against Hate Crimes (PAHC): Grant Opportunity for Maryland Organizations

Protecting Against Hate Crimes (PAHC): Grant Opportunity for Maryland Organizations

Maryland nonprofits and religious organizations: have you heard about the Protecting Against Hate Crimes (PAHC) grant program? As a local technology services provider, we know just how critical it is to have the right security infrastructure in place to protect your property, both virtually and physically. This is especially important for at-risk groups like yours.

Here’s a quick overview of what you need to know and how to get your application started.

What is the Protecting Against Hate Crimes grant in Maryland?

The Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services is making a concerted effort to support communities that are most vulnerable to hate crimes. This has involved key information sharing and coordination with law enforcement, and now these efforts include the reopening of a grant to help offset the cost of security equipment.

Here’s how it works:

  1. If your organization is “at risk” (faith-based or a nonprofit), you could be eligible for grant assistance with costs associated with installing security technology.
  2. Review all of the application information here.
  3. Submit your application by 3pm on March 31, 2023

What kind of security equipment should you invest in?

We would recommend a heavy emphasis on access control and camera systems. Let’s take a quick look at each, outlining the benefits for your organization.

Access control

Access control security equipment includes any technology that controls who gains entrance to your facility. Facial recognition, pin codes, smartphone identification, RFID access… It can look different depending on your specific needs, but the goal is the same: to only allow approved visitors to enter your property. This basic security function is your first line of defense.

Camera systems

Many of today’s hate crimes involve vandalism of some kind. On a purely proactive level, security cameras can act as a strong deterrent. In fact, there are even options available that include sensory warnings, activating lights, audio, or sirens if a threat is detected.

If a crime is committed, security footage becomes invaluable for gleaning the details and providing evidence to law enforcement. Depending on your facility’s needs, you can choose a combination of indoor, night vision, outdoor, or wireless surveillance cameras that capture high-resolution footage.

How can we help?

Here at Teltek, we have extensive experience working with facilities like yours to choose, install, and maintain the technology you need to stay safe. And with this grant available, you have an incredible window of opportunity. Don’t miss it!

If you have any questions or we can assist further, please feel free to contact us.

Chris Nicoli

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