The Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $149,000 to expand a program to combat terrorism.
The Rochester Institute of Technology will receive $149,000 to fight terrorism. The grant will come from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to the office of U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Perinton.
RIT won a global competition in June. The money will be used to expand RIT’s “It’s Time: ExOut Extremism” campaign that targets online terrorist propaganda.
“The project includes a new online platform that uses targeted campaigns to reach at-risk individuals and communities,” according to a release. The funding will also support speaking tours and trainings to a network of mosques and Muslim organizations among other efforts.