The Biden administration channels funds to a program at universities that lumps Christian groups and conservatives into the same category with Nazis.
Through a grant initiative meant to fight terrorism, called the Targeted Violence & Terrorism Prevention Grant Program, the Department of Homeland Security is directing money to a program at the University of Dayton called PREVENTS-OH. The program was awarded more than $350,000 for the fight against “domestic extremism, hate movements and domestic violence extremism.”
In its grant application, the university referred to a conference that it hosted where it displayed a chart which categorized groups in a “Pyramid of Far-Right Radicalization.” The list included mainstream conservative groups such as Fox News, the GOP and the Heritage Foundation. Also listed were Nazi groups, including a paramilitary group and a pro Nazi publication.
DHS gave out 80 grants total as part of the program. It was started under the Trump administration to tackle all types of terrorism. The program is now focused on white supremacy and right-wing violence under the Biden administration. The grant amounts vary between $85,000 and $1.1 million, and taxpayers have spent a total of almost $40 million.