Wisconsin Emergency Management offers grants to organizations at risk of terrorist attacks

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin Emergency Management will give funding to help keep some nonprofit organizations secure.

Officials said Monday that groups that may be at risk of a terrorist attack because of their beliefs or mission would be eligible for a grant. The money can be used for planning, exercises, and training. They can also use the funding to hire security personnel or install security equipment.

The announcement comes about a week after the office of an anti-abortion group in Madison was firebombed. A nationwide group calling themselves “Jane’s Revenge” claimed responsibility for the incident. Madison police are working to verify the claim and have not ruled the incident a terrorist attack, however, federal agencies including the FBI and ATF are investigating.

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Applicants for a grant must show that their group is at risk of a terrorist attack by providing a written risk assessment identifying gaps in security, as well as details about specific threats towards the organization.