Governor Wes Moore has announced six-point-three-million-dollars in funding to protect against hate crimes and enhance local police recruitment and retention. The money comes from the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Victim Services as part of the administration’s effort to address public safety. The Protecting Against Hate Crimes program provides five-million-dollars to nonprofits that could be targeted, so they can enhance security. The Police Recruitment and Retention grant provides one-point-three-million-dollars to support law enforcement efforts to hire and keep qualified sworn officers. The funding may be used for hiring bonuses, tuition reimbursement and health incentives.