U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
04/15/20 5:00 PM ET Receipt
Grants to USA and Territories agencies to protect nonprofit organizations across the country from the threat of terrorism. Interested applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to complete. Funding is intended to support the provision of equipment, training, and other activities that enhance the ability of state governments to assist high-risk nonprofits in the prevention of, response to, and recovery from terrorist attacks.
The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is one of three grant programs that constitute Department of Homeland Security (DHS) DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits, to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the DHS to help strengthen the nation’s communities against potential terrorist attacks. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the 2018 DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, NSGP supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.
The FY 2020 NSGP provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. NSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts.
For FY 2020, DHS is focused on the criticality of information sharing and collaboration to building a national culture of preparedness and protecting against terrorism and other emerging threats to national security.Thus DHS will be focused on forging partnerships to strengthen information sharing and collaboration and looking for recipients to remove barriers to communication and cooperation with DHS and other federal agencies.
In assessing the national risk profile for FY 2020, one area attracts the most concern: Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places. Likewise, there are several enduring security needs that crosscut the homeland security enterprise. The following are second-tier priorities that help recipients implement a comprehensive approach to securing communities:
For detailed funding priorities, see https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1581615566454-7a7439a8a9910034f7bf1d125877c003/FY_2020_NSGP_NOFO_FINAL_508AB.pdf#page=3.
FY 2020 NSGP allowable costs are focused on security-related activities. Funding can be used for contracted security personnel, as well as security-related planning; exercises; training; and the acquisition and installation of security equipment on real property (including buildings and improvements) owned or leased by the nonprofit organization at the time of application.
GrantWatch ID#: 188317
- For NSGP-UA, each nonprofit organization applies through the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for up to a $100,000 grant award.
- For NSGP-S, the SAA may determine an award cap for individual subawards up to a maximum of $100,000 or the total allocation for that state, whichever is lower.
Total Program Funding: In FY 2020, the total amount of funds under this grant program is $90 million, of which $50 million is for NSGP-Urban Area (UA) and $40 million is for NSGP-State (S).
Period of performance is 36 months, as follows:
- Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): September 1, 2020
- Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): August 31, 2023
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
- Initial applications should be submitted at http://www.grants.gov/. Applicants needing grants.gov support should contact the grants.gov customer support hotline at (800) 518-4726.
- Eligible applicants should submit the complete application package at https://portal.fema.gov/. Applicants needing technical support with the ND Grants System should contact email@example.com or (800) 865-4076
For additional program-specific information, please contact the Centralized Scheduling and Information Desk (CSID) help line at (800) 368-6498 or AskCSID@fema.dhs.gov.
For support regarding financial grant management and budgetary technical assistance, applicants may contact the DHS/FEMA Grant Operations Help Desk, via e-mail at ASKGMD@fema.dhs.gov.
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