ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Governor Larry Hogan awarded more than 30 Maryland organizations and religious institutions $3 million to protect against hate crimes.

The funding came from the Protecting Against Hate Crimes (PAHC) program and it will be used on equipment, personnel, and physical security enhancements.

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“Hate, bigotry, or racism of any kind is un-American, unacceptable, and wrong,” said Governor Hogan. “This funding will be used to prevent future hate-fueled attacks and help us send a clear message that we stand shoulder to shoulder against all forms of discrimination.”

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The governor’s office has provided more than $8 million to protect vulnerable groups from hate crimes through PAHC.

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The $3 million in new awards were distributed based on Maryland State Police violent and hate crime data by county, and through a competitive application process. The awardees include:

  • The Women’s Institute of Torah Seminary for Girls ($129,830)
  • Trustees of the Catholic Cathedral Church of Baltimore ($150,000)
  • The Jewish Museum of Maryland ($17,500)
  • Archbishop Curley High School ($146,000)
  • The Cheder Chabad ($100,880)
  • The Chabad of Potomac Village ($150,000)
  • The Jewels School ($38,927)
  • The Catholic High School of Baltimore ($62,001)
  • The Torah School ($66,800)
  • The Congregation Kneseth Israel of Annapolis ($147,684)
  • The Banner School ($150,000)
  • Mt. St. Mary’s University ($37,173)
  • The Chabad at UMB ($122,600)
  • Board of Child Care ($144,786)
  • Temple Beth Shalom ($70,840)
  • Mesivta Kesser Torah of Baltimore ($150,000)
  • The School of the Incarnation ($142,540)
  • The Yeshiva of Greater Washington ($150,000)
  • St. Philip Neri School ($148,000)
  • The Bender JCC of Greater Washington ($114,276)
  • Connelly School of the Holy Child ($28,000)
  • Jain Society of Metro Washington ($101,000)
  • Bais Yaakov School for Girls ($100,000)
  • Congregation Sha’are Shalom ($25,000)
  • Aish HaTorah of Greater Washington ($46,463)
  • Chizuk Amuno Congregation and Schools ($40,000)
  • John Wesley United Methodist Church ($65,500)
  • Protecting LWICC Against Hate Crimes Program ($109,000)
  • Temple Beth Ami ($62,500)
  • Beth Israel Congregation ($32,700)
  • The Lubavitch of Howard County ($150,000)

CBS Baltimore Staff