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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