Posted by Lauren Michaels | Posted in All Things Daroff | Posted on 31-07-2006
Seattle was one of 18 cities that has received $14 million from the Department of Homeland Security’s 2005 budget to provide security for at-risk nonprofit groups. Virtually all the money is earmarked for enhanced security at Jewish organizations.
An additional $11 million from that budget, along with $25 million promised for 2006, has yet to be disbursed, and the 2007 budget is still being decided.
William Daroff, vice president for public policy at the United Jewish Communities and the group’s top Washington lobbyist, said that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff pledged three weeks ago to release the 2006 funds, but nothing has happened yet.