Following last week’s terror attack on the San Diego-area Chabad Shul, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) added another $15 million to the state budget to help secure nonprofits.
The money would represent a major increase to the $4.5 million the state has been setting aside for securing nonprofits since 2015.
“We all must call out hate — against any and all communities — and act to defend those targeted for their religious beliefs, who they love or how they identify,” Newsom said in a statement.
Newsom announced the added funding at a news conference called to coincide with Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations at the California capitol in Sacramento. Among those in attendance were members of the California Legislative Jewish Caucus, whose members are backing a bill that would codify security funding for nonprofits.
The money is separate from the $60 million in federal money earmarked for nonprofits.