A bill to allow Homeland Security Grant Program funds to be used to safeguard faith-based community centers across the United States, and for other purposes.

Introduced in Senate
Faith-Based Community Center Protection Act

This bill amends the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to: (1) permit the use of
Urban Area Security Initiative or the State Homeland Security Grant Program
grant funds to protect a faith-based community center or vulnerable populations,
including children or the elderly; and (2) define a "faith-based community
center" as a facility operated by a nonprofit faith-based community organization
for the provision of recreational, social, or education services to the general

The bill amends the federal criminal code to increase the term of imprisonment
from 5 to 10 years for engaging in conduct with intent to convey false or
misleading information that indicates that an activity has taken, is taking, or
will take place that would constitute a violation of specified prohibitions,
including certain prohibtions under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.




  • Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

    Feb 27th, 2017
  • Introduced in Senate

    Feb 27th, 2017