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Updated: 02/17/2012 9:58 AM
Created: 02/16/2012 10:01 PM | Print |  Email
By: Mark Albert, Erik Altmann, & Mike Maybay

Safety Sense: MN Non-Profits Awarded Homeland Security Cash

A 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS investigation already showed how Minnesota is spending some of its homeland security money.

After looking through thousands of receipts, we also found taxpayer money going to non-profits, including religious groups such as two synagogues in the metro area.

Read about the federal Nonprofit Security Grant program which gives homeland security money to qualifying non-profits, including places of worship.

Watch our story above.

Click here to watch our original Safety Sense investigation, look at some of the spending, and watch extended interviews with the people we interviewed for this investigation.

Read the statement from Congregation Bais Yisroel about its successful application for a $12,905 nonprofit security grant for security cameras, door locks, and concrete barriers.