Noor Salman is accused of aiding her husband, who murdered 49 people and injured 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando.
D.J. Hudson and other Soulfource members protested the recent National Religious Broadcasters conference in Orlando, facing down right-wingers, police, and jail time.
The Orlando Sentinel was listed by the Pulitzer Prize committee as a 2017 Finalist for Breaking News Reporting.
Orlando Mayor Buddy Dyer made the announcement alongside Orange County Mayor Teresa Jacobs.
More than 50 victims of the massacre have filed a lawsuit against Omar Mateen's security firm and widow, Noor Salman, claiming they failed to prevent the mass shooting in June 2016.
"This funding will provide important support to the victims, their loved ones and communities who were affected by last year's devastating attack on Pulse nightclub," said Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
Florida's governor described the shooting as terrorism and never noted it targeted LGBT people.