WASHINGTON (JTA) — Two moves in Congress would substantially increase funding for security for nonprofits, a program that has helped harden Jewish institutions against attack.
The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday voted to authorize $75 million in annual funding for the program over the next four years, a raise from the $60 million appropriation in the current year.
Authorizing funds, as opposed to just appropriating them, makes a program a priority for future appropriations, although it does not guarantee funding. Appropriators down the line may ignore past authorizations.
On the other hand, an amount set in…