Monday, July 03, 2017

Trump Administration Modifies List of Grants For Combating Violent Extremism

As reported by CNN, the Department of Homeland Security on June 23 announced 26 organizations that have been approved for awards under the Countering Violent Extremism Grant Program. Using new criteria, the list eliminates 11 of the 31 organizations that had initially been approved by the Obama Administration for grants, and adds new awardees, mostly law enforcement organizations.  Among those eliminated are Life After Hate, a group whose purpose is to rehabilitate former neo-Nazis and other extremists. Also eliminated from funding is the Muslim Public Affairs Council which works to see that mosques are not used by terrorists for recruitment.