OnePULSE Foundation, which aims to end discrimination against LGBT people after the PULSE massacre, was awarded $247,000 in grants to expand its anti-hate educational programs.
The Department of Homeland Security announced the award of 43 grants in September, totaling $20 million, under the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention (TVTP) Grant Program for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22), according to a press release. OnePULSE was one of the FY recipients.
“We are honored to receive the Targeted Violence and Terrorism Prevention Grant from the Department of Homeland Security as it will help us increase national awareness of our onePULSE Academy educational programming that inspires, engages and activates individuals, groups and communities to advocate for change,” said Deborah Bowie, executive director of onePULSE Foundation.
The grant program aims to prevent domestic violence and support efforts to counter online radicalization and mobilization to violence.
“The Pulse tragedy is the worst terrorist attack in the US since 9/11, and the deadliest act of violence against the LGBTQIA+ community in U.S. history,” said Earl Crittenden, chairman of the onePULSE Foundation Board of Trustees. “Our educational programs promote acceptance and inclusion, and our online education hub will create a safe learning environment while providing knowledge and information on social issues relating to many marginalized communities.”
The 11 TVTP awards were granted to organizations that work with underserved populations that are often attacked, including two Historically Black Colleges and Universities and two organizations serving the LGBT community.
For more information, including a full list of grant awards, visit https://www.dhs.gov/tvtpgrants.