Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Application Information




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Can I apply now for a nonprofit homeland security grant? Are applications open?
No, NSGP applications are currently closed. Training opportunities are ongoing, or stay tuned for more information on the FY24 application cycle.

What can I do now?
Prepare for next steps or improve your application for next year. You may use the recordings, assessment tools, and resources on this website to start preparing for an FY24 application. Monitor this website throughout the year for the latest information.

Kansas City Area - Kansas City has previously been selected as part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). If Kansas City is designated as part of the UASI again, nonprofits from the counties Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson, will have to apply to through the Missouri Office of Homeland Security. We will release more information as we receive it from FEMA.

Nonprofit Security Grant (NSGP) Education Calls (NEW)

KHP hosted two educational sessions looking forward to the FY24 Nonprofit security grant. While the base presentations were identical, the attendee questions and discussion were different.

FEMA 2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Spring Webinar Series (NEW)

FEMA's Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites all interested organizations to attend any of the identical upcoming trainings covering the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). For more information, and registration links, please view the FEMA Trainings section.

FY23 NSGP Results: Kansas FY23 nonprofit applicants submitted proposed projects totaling over $10.4 million. Kansas received $184,318 in additional funding above the original allocation, for over $2.5 million in total projects awarded.

Though the FY23 application is now closed, resources and related trainings can be used to plan for FY24. Next year's application is expected to be similar.

FY23 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Supporting Documents:
Submission Scoring Resources
These resources are completed by the SAA and are only provided as references for applicants.
FEMA Resources
Approval of Small Projects Waiver of the BABAA Requirements from FEMA

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved FEMA's Small Projects Waiver of the Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) requirements. This waiver applies to projects under FEMA federal financial assistance awards or subawards where the total project cost does not exceed the federal simplified acquisition threshold (currently set at $250,000).

This waiver is effective upon approval date, which is Feb. 21, 2023, and will remain in effect for recipients and subrecipients of FEMA programs subject to BABAA for a period of five years from the issue date, which is Feb. 20, 2028. Guidance outlining the application of the Small Projects waiver is forthcoming.

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 Entity Identifier (UEI). 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 UEI.
  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 April 7, 2023. Send one email to both Lt. Edna Cordner ([email protected]) and Connie Satzler ([email protected]) with all application documents attached.
View email sent on February 28th from KHP with additional details and information.

Additional Information, Resources and Training for Applying
(3/10/23) Kansas Informational Webinar on FY23 NSGP Application (post-release)

The below KHP webinar recording provides an overview of the NSGP eligibility, Investment Justification (IJ), and IJ scoring.

(1/9/23) Kansas Informational Webinar on Risk Assessment Tool and NSGP Application (pre-release)

The below KHP webinar recording provides an overview of the Risk Assessment Tool from special guest Chuck Clanahan (starting at 6:50 of the recording). While the webinar also provides an overview on the NSGP application process, refer to the (3/10/2023) Kansas Informational Webinar for the latest information.

For more information, see the Training Resources page.

What you should know for FY23 NSGP Application

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.

  • Total increased in National funding from 125 to 152.5 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 $2.25 million (pg 12 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.
  • 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 Entity Identifier (SAM.gov) and a Mission Statement.
  • Obtain or Conduct a Risk Assessment on each facility.
  • Read through and answer all sections of the FY23 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 2023 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 FY23 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:

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP)



Contact Information

If you have questions regarding any of the content on this page, feel free to contact

Lt. Edna Cordner, Melanie Lawrence, and the KHP Team on [email protected].

You may also reach out to contracted staff support Connie Satzler