Agudath Israel of California hails the passage of AB 1664,The California Nonprofit Security Bill. The bill makes several important changes to the state’s nonprofit security grant program including removing the 2025 sunset, and increasing the maximum grant level from $200,000 to $500,000 per institution. The bill originally included a unique clause that would have allowed nonprofit communal organizations to obtain grants for communal security infrastructure such as patrol vehicles, communal communications equipment, and training for institutions and volunteers. Unfortunately that clause was removed after the bill initially cleared the Legislature at the behest of the Governor’s office. Agudath Israel has been assured however, that the issue will be brought back in some form soon. Special thanks is due to Assemblyman Jesse Gabriel and the entire California Legislative Jewish Caucus for making this bill a reality.