Grant Details

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) 

 
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    CFDA#

    97.008
     

    Funder Type

    Federal Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award

    Authority

    Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

    Summary

    The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. The program seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts. The NSGP also serves to promote emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives as well as state and local government agencies. 


    The FY 2019 NSGP supports investments that improve the ability of organizations nationwide to:

    • Prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism;
    • Protect our citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards;
    • Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters;
    • Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
    • Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.

    Emphasis is placed on capabilities that address the greatest risks to the security and resilience of the United States, and the greatest risks along the Nations borders.


    In FY 2019, allowable costs include: 

    • Planning
    • Equipment - Eligible costs must focus on target hardening and physical security enhancements. This is limited to items in the following categories - (1) Category 14: Facility Security Enhancement Equipment, and (2) Category 15: Inspection and Screening Systems‹. A comprehensive list of allowable equipment in these categories can be found in the DHS Authorized Equipment List (AEL) at: http://www.fema.gov/authorized-equipment-list
    • Construction and Renovation 
    • Training
    • Exercises
    • Maintenance and Sustainment 
    • Management and Administration (M&A) fees - Costs directly relating to the management and administration of IBSGP funds, such as financial management and monitoring. M&A costs may not exceed five percent (5%) of the total grant award.

    For more information, see Appendix C of the 2019 Program Guidance at: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1555009440678-8c53df465068047205697ceb04ce2be2/FY_2019_NSGP_NOFO_FINAL_508.pdf.

     

    History of Funding

    The FY18 allocation for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program was $80,000,000.

    Additional Information

    Funds may not be used for:
    • Planning, organization, exercise, operational overtime, and travel costs
    • Hiring of Public Safety Personnel
    • General-use Expenditures
    • Overtime and Backfill
    • Initiatives that do not address the implementation of programs/initiatives to build prevention and protection-focused capabilities directed at identified facilities and/or the surrounding communities
    • Initiatives which study technology development
    • Proof-of-concept initiatives
    • Initiatives that duplicate capabilities being provided by the Federal Government
    • Organizational operating expenses

    Contacts

    FEMA Call Center

    FEMA Call Center
    500 C Street SW
    Washington, DC 20472
    (866) 927-5646
     

  • Eligibility Details

    Awards are made to State Administrative Agencies (SAAs). The SAA must pass through 100% of NSGP allocations to eligible nonprofit organizations. Eligible nonprofit organizations must be: (1) Designated as a 501(c)3 agency; and (2) Determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of DHS. Applicants to NSGP-UA must also be located within one of the FY2018 UASI-designated Urban Areas.

    Deadline Details

    SAAs are to apply to FEMA on behalf of state and local agencies by May 29, 2019. Local deadlines vary based on state administration.  

    Award Details

    Up to $60,000,000 is available in total funding for FY2019. Of that amount, funding will be split across two applicant groups:

    Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods will extend up to 36-months, starting September 1, 2019.


    NOTE: Nonprofit organizations must apply for NSGP through their State Administrative Agency (SAA). A list of SAA points of contact is available at: http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/28689?id=6363. Nonprofit organizations may not apply directly to DHS/FEMA for FY 2019 NSGP funds. 

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