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The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee has announced it has been awarded a $1 million grant in the Florida state budget. The grant will allow for security improvements on the Larry & Mary Greenspon Family Campus for Jewish Life on McIntosh Road, including 24-hour security checkpoints at the entrance and exit, advanced software for efficiently tracking and identifying visitors,  outdoor lighting, safe rooms and more.  

The funding will also allow for the creation of a training center to train the community on safety precautions. The federation’s security partner, Secure Community Network (SCN), will assist with centralized security planning as well as training and resources on such subjects as first aid, CPR and threat awareness. This prevention-based program for schools, health providers, community organizations and other educational partners will ensure our community is prepared and protected.

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