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Grants to USA State Agencies for Activities to Protect Nonprofits Against Terrorism

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)


GrantWatch ID#

Funding Source
U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) - Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
CFDA Number: 97.008
Funding or PIN Number: DHS-23-GPD-008-00-01
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);

Important Dates
Deadline: 05/18/23 5:00 PM ET Receipt Save

Grant Description
Grants to USA and territories state agencies for activities to prevent, respond to, and recover from the threat of terrorism. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take up to several weeks to complete. Funding is intended both for physical and cybersecurity enhancements and other security-related activities for nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is one of three grant programs that support DHS/FEMA’s focus on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits, to prevent, protect against, prepare for, and respond to terrorist or other extremist attacks. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by DHS to help strengthen the nation’s communities against potential terrorist or other extremist attacks. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2020-2024, NSGP supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.

In FY 2023, there are two funding sources appropriated for nonprofit organizations:

  1. NSGP - Urban Area (NSGP-UA): NSGP-UA funds nonprofit organizations located within FY 2023 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated high-risk urban areas; and
  2. NSGP - State (NSGP-S): NSGP-S funds nonprofit organizations located outside of a FY 2023 UASI-designated high-risk urban area. Under NSGPS, each state will receive a target allocation for nonprofit organizations in the state located outside of FY 2023 UASI-designated high-risk urban areas.

Given the evolving threat landscape, DHS/FEMA has evaluated the national risk profile and set priorities that help ensure appropriate allocation of scarce security dollars. In assessing the national risk profile for FY 2023, one area warrants the most concern under the NSGP:

  1. 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 priority areas that help recipients implement a comprehensive approach to securing communities:

  1. Effective planning;
  2. Training and awareness campaigns; and
  3. Exercises.


  • State governments

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Throughout this funding notice, the term “applicant” refers to the State Administrative Agency (SAA), and the term “subapplicant” refers to the nonprofit organization. The SAA is the only eligible applicant to apply for funding to FEMA.

Nonprofit organizations are eligible as subapplicants to the SAA. As such, nonprofit organizations must apply for FY 2023 NSGP through their SAA, who then submits application information to FEMA.

The SAA is the only eligible applicant. Nonprofit organizations eligible as subapplicants to the SAA are those organizations that are:

1. Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code. This includes entities designated as “private” (e.g., private institutions of higher learning), as private colleges and universities can also be designated as 501c3 entities. Note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3).
2. Able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack; and
3. For NSGP-UA, located within a FY 2023 UASI-designated high-risk urban area; or for NSGP-S, located outside of a FY 2023 UASI-designated high-risk urban area.

For funding restrictions, see p. 34 of the NOFO in Supporting Documents.

Pre-Application Information
Key Dates and Times:
- Application Start Date: February 27, 2023
- Application Submission Deadline: May 18, 2023 at 5 p.m. ET
- Anticipated Funding Selection Date: No later than 07/21/2023
- Anticipated Award Date: No later than 09/30/2023

To apply for an award under this program, all applicants must:
- Apply for, update, or verify their Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number from and Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service
- Have an account with
- Create a account
Required registrations may take up to four weeks to complete.

For this funding opportunity, FEMA requires applicants to submit initial applications through and a final application through ND Grants.

NSGP Subapplicant Quick Start Guide:

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For a list of application documents, see the Related Documents and Package tabs (press Preview) on the page above.

Additional Funding Information

Estimated Total Program Funding:


Number of Grants

Estimated Size of Grant
For NSGP-UA and NSGP-S, nonprofit subapplicants with one site may apply for up to $150,000 for that site. Nonprofit subapplicants with multiple sites may apply for up to $150,000 per site for up to three sites, for a maximum of $450,000 per subapplicant.

Term of Contract
Period of Performance: 36 months
Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): September 1, 2023
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): August 31, 2026

Extensions to the period of performance for this program are allowed. Extensions to the POP identified in the award will only be considered through formal, written requests to the recipient’s FEMA Preparedness Officer and must contain specific and compelling justifications as to why an extension is required.

Contact Information
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