FY22 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

**Deadline for submission: June 1, 2022 by 5:00 PM!**

FY22 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Supporting Documents:

Kansas NSGP Technical Assistance Call Materials

Submission Instructions
(For Non Kansas City Metro Area Counties; Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties please see instructions for Kansas City Metro Area Counties)

  1. Obtain a Unique Identifier Number (UIN). Must be obtained before submitting your application packet. Make sure you use the correct website (www.SAM.gov) as there is no cost to register. You do not have to maintain the UIN.
  2. Complete the following documents:
    • NSGP Investment Justification (IJ)
    • Vulnerability/Risk Assessment: If you cannot schedule an on-site risk assessment, you can utilize a self risk assessment, or contact us directly for assistance. Each nonprofit subapplicant must include a vulnerability/risk assessment unique to the site the IJ is being submitted for.
    • Mission Statement: If you do not have a mission statement, you will need to create one.
  3. Email all completed documents to the SAA contacts no later than 5:00 PM on June 1, 2022. Send one email to both Lt. Edna Cordner ([email protected]) and Connie Satzler ([email protected]) with all application documents attached.
View email sent on May 13th from Lt. Edna Cordner with additional details and information.

Kansas City Area - FY 2022 UASI-Designated Urban Area
ATTENTION Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties

On Friday, May 13, 2022 we learned that the Kansas City area is one of six additional areas eligible to apply for funding under the UASI (Urban Area Security Initiative) grant program in 2022. Eligibility has been determined through an analysis of relative risk of terrorism faced by the 100 most populous Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in the United States, in accordance with the Homeland Security Act of 2002, as amended.

Eligible nonprofit subapplicants located within FY 2022 UASI-designated high-risk urban areas may apply to the SAA (applicant) to receive funding only under NSGP-UA. Eligible nonprofit organization subapplicants located outside of FY 2022 UASI-designated high-risk urban areas may apply to the SAA (applicant) to receive funding only under NSGP-S.

DHS/FEMA will verify that nonprofit sub-applicants have applied to the correct program and may disqualify the applications of nonprofit sub-applicants that apply to the wrong program. For nonprofit organizations that are unsure whether or not they are within a FY 2022 UASI-designated urban area, contact the respective SAA. A list of SAA contacts can be found at https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/state-administrative-agency-contacts

Read more about Applying for NSGP-UA versus NSGP-S on page 12 of the NOFO.

Is the FY22 application out yet? Yes! The FY22 Notice of Funding Opportunity was released on May 13, 2022. Application packets must be submitted to the SAA by June 1, 2022 at 5:00 PM.

Who is eligible? This funding opportunity is for security enhancements to existing, at risk, occupied, Kansas, eligible nonprofit facilities to prepare and prevent acts of terrorism. It also seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts. If your facility receives any public tax dollars (not grant dollars), you are not eligible. The facility you are applying for must be completed (not under construction), occupied and operational by the time of application and located in Kansas. This opportunity is not for building a new facility nor is it for cemeteries and is strictly for security enhancements.

NSGP funds can be used for security-related activities, including planning, exercises, training, equipment, and maintenance and sustainment. The table below shows example project types that can be funded using this grant.

Priority Area Example Project Type
Enhancing the Protection of
Soft Targets/Crowded Places
  • Private security guards
  • Physical security enhancements
    • Security cameras (CCTV)
    • Security screening equipment for people and baggage
    • Access controls: Fencing, gates, barriers, etc.
Enduring Needs Example Project Type
  • Conduct or enhancement of security risk assessments
  • Development of:
    • Security plans and protocols
    • Emergency contingency plans
    • Evacuation/shelter in place plans
Training & Awareness
  • Active shooter training
  • Security training for employees
  • Public awareness/preparedness campaigns
  • Response exercises

Additional Information, Resources and Training for Applying

FEMA NSGP Informational Webinars

What you should know for FY22 NSGP Application

  • Total increased in National funding from 90 to 125 million dollars. This means more nonprofits have an opportunity for funding with a well justified application. For Kansas, the FY22 NSGP-S Target Allocation is $1.8 million (pg 17 of the NOFO).
  • The Investment Justification (IJ) form has been revised. If you began using the old IJ, please transpose the information over to the new form before submission.
  • Eligibility requirements apply.
    • If you receive any public tax dollars to operate - you do not qualify.
  • The facility you are applying for must be completed (not under construction), occupied, and operational by the time of application and located in Kansas.
    • This opportunity is not for building a new facility nor is it for cemeteries and is strictly for security enhancements.
  • Max per site remains $150,000 for up to 3 sites, for a maximum of $450,000 per organization
    per application year.
    • A separate application-Risk Assessment-Mission Statement must be submitted per site.
  • Bonus points will be given to new applicants/organizations and underserved communities.
    • Underserved communities: FEMA will apply the CDC's Social Vulnerability Index tool to each applicant and will add 10 points to applications from organizations in communities with a "High" SVI ranking (.60 - .79) and 15 points to applications from organizations in communities with a "Very High" SVI ranking (.80 - 1.0).

Be sure to...

  • Obtain a Unique Identifier Number (SAM.gov) and a Mission Statement.
    • After April 4, 2022, the Federal government transitioedn away from the use of the DUNS Number and toward the new Unique Entity ID as the primary means of entity identification for Federal awards government-wide. If you are registered in SAM.gov, you've already been assigned a new Unique Entity ID! It's viewable in your SAM.gov entity registration record. Go to fsd.gov and select the green Help on UEI Transition button to learn more.
  • Obtain or Conduct a Risk Assessment on each facility.
  • Read through and answer all sections of the FY22 IJ form.
    • We recommend using a word document to collect the information to assist with spell check and grammar.


It is necessary to complete a Vulnerability/Risk Assessment to apply for FY 2022 NSGP funds. Currently, DHS is unable to conduct on-site security assessments. However, there are other assessment options:

As you determine equipment needs for your FY22 submission, make sure equipment is allowable. Your verbiage describing any equipment should match that used in the AEL. See the below list of authorized equipment for this grant program:

Participating non-profit organization's board, trustees, and/or leadership are encouraged to review the Sample NSGP Agreement Letter. If funding is awarded, a completed agreement letter is necessary for acceptance of NSGP funds.

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation

DHS FEMA Nonprofit Security Grant Program Webinars

The Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate (GPD), in partnership with the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, and the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), invites faith-based, community, and nonprofit organizations to participate in upcoming webinars regarding the fiscal year (FY) 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). Each webinar will present the same content, including:

  • Physical Safety/Security: Vulnerability Self-Assessment Information and Tools
  • NSGP Overview: Eligibility, Allowability, and Administrative Requirements
  • FY 2021 NSGP: Summary Recap and Lessons Learned
  • FY 2022 NSGP: Quick Start Guide - Application Assistance
  • Open Forum: Moderated Questions and Answers session

Webinar Date Time (Central Time) Registration Link
Thursday, 4/21/22 8 a.m. Registration Link
Tuesday, 4/26/22 1 p.m. Registration Link
Thursday, 5/12/22 12 p.m. Registration Link
Tuesday, 5/17/22 1 p.m. Registration Link
Friday, 5/20/22 2 p.m. Registration Link
Wednesday, 5/25/22 2 p.m. Registration Link
Thursday, 6/02/22 2 p.m. Registration Link
Thursday, 6/09/22 12 p.m. Registration Link

Due to the potential number of participants and the limited capacity of online meetings, the webinar will open
10 minutes prior to the published start time of each event. Prior registration is required. Please only register for the webinar(s) you plan to attend to ensure others have a chance to register and participate. If you are unable to join or the event is at capacity, please join the next available offering.

* If you have any questions regarding these webinars, or require special accommodations, please email:
[email protected]

Training Resources

  • DHS FEMA Online Training Courses
  • Spanish Procurement Trainings: FEMA's Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) is hosting 3 one-hour trainings in Spanish on the federal procurement rules applicable to recipients and subrecipients when purchasing in support of a FEMA grant award. These virtual webinars will be facilitated by the Procurement Disaster Assistance Team (PDAT) and FEMA's Office of Chief Counsel (OCC). The trainings are 1-hour in length and will cover a variety of procurement under grant concepts by detailing the 10 most frequent procurement noncompliance issues as reported by the Department of Homeland Security' Office of the Inspector General (OIG) and providing available resources to help avoid these mistakes:

Contact Information

If you need assistance, email Lt. Edna Cordner, Melanie Lawrence, or Connie Satzler.