• 5 nonprofits share grant to enhance security

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    PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) - Four Jewish organizations and an Islamic school in Rhode Island are sharing a $150,000 grant to enhance security.

    The Rhode Island Emergency Management Agency says the federal grant money is available to nonprofits at high risk of a terrorist attack.

    The recipients are the Islamic School of Rhode Island in West Warwick; Chabad of West Bay in Warwick; Congregation Jeshuat Israel in Newport; Temple Emmanuel in Providence; and Temple Shalom in Middletown.

    They were selected from among a group of 17 applicants.

    Mirvat Elanani of the Islamic School says the grant will help the school pay for fencing to make a playground more secure.

    The grants are to enhance the protection of soft targets and crowded places, and to mitigate the loss of life and property against threats and hazards.

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