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Central, South Coast faith-based groups get state grant money to help prevent hate crime attacks

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Five faith-based groups on the Central and South Coasts are getting a total of more than $900,000 in state grants to improve security against potential hate crimes.

Synagogues, church, Catholic school among grant recipients in region.

The state is helping to improve security for some non-profit, and faith based groups on the Central and South Coasts which could potentially be the target of hate crimes.

The State Office of Emergency Services awarded $47 million dollars in grants to nearly 300 community groups across the state.

The funding includes grants for synagogues in Moorpark, Oak Park, and Westlake Village, a Catholic school in Thousand Oaks, and a church in Santa Maria.

The five groups in our region together received more than $900,000.

The money is for physical security enhancements like reinforced doors and gates, shatterproof windows, and security personnel.