Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Application Information

FY24 NSGP Application and Astra Q&A Calls

The next calls will take place on May 20th, and May 24th. You will have the opportunity to ask questions on the Astra system and general questions about the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

The FY24 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was released on April 16th!

Kansas Submission Deadline: May 28 on Astra

Kansas City Area applications were due on May 10 - Kansas City had once again been selected as part of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI). Nonprofits from the counties Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson, had to apply to the NSGP through the Missouri Office of Homeland Security. For more information, please refer to the Application Workshop slideshow below:

The FY24 target allocation for the state of Kansas is $1,852,500. As always, this will be a very competitive process. Utilize resources on our trainings and application information pages to help your organization achieve the best score possible.

Each organization can request up to $150,000 per facility, with up to three facilities for a maximum of $450,000. If submitting for multiple facilities, each facility must fill out it's own Investment Justification (IJ).

For those interested in the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), the Astra system offers two functions for our partners:

  1. Subscribing for NSGP announcements to stay informed about the application process. Everyone should subscribe.
  2. Registering as a user. Those interested in submitting an application should register. All applications must be submitted through Astra this year.

If you are interested in applying for the FY24 Nonprofit Security Grant Program and have not yet registered as an Astra user, register here:

Your registration will be reviewed by an administrator before it is approved, which may take 1-2 days. Once you have completed your documents, submit them on Astra. (Do not email submission documents.) As a reminder, the required documents for each application are:

  1. NSGP Investment Justification (IJ)
  2. Vulnerability/Risk Assessment
  3. Mission Statement (can be shared between facilities)

FY24 application milestones and deadlines:

  • April 16: Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) released
  • April 16-19: State Administrative Agency (SAA) reviews NOFO guidelines and requirements
  • By April 22: SAA communicates additional info to potential grantees
  • April 22-May 27: Technical assistance offered by SAA, applicants finalize and submit application
  • May 28: Final deadline for nonprofit application submission on Astra
  • May 28-June 24: SAA reviews, scores, "rolls up" information, and prepares Kansas application for submission
  • June 24: Estimated NOFO final submission date for SAA

NSGP Astra Quick Start Guide: We are excited to share with you the Astra NSGP Quick Start Guide! This guide is intended to help familiarize users with the Astra system, from subscribing to NSGP update emails, to submitting a project in the system. You can view the Astra NSGP Quick Start Guide via the link below.

(NEW) Astra Help Videos: We have put together four short tutorial videos detailing different functions within the Astra system. you can find these videos on the Astra Help Page, linked below.

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Nonprofit Security Grant (NSGP) Education Calls

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.

FY24 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and Supporting Documents: (NEW)
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 ( 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. Submit all completed documents to Astra no later than May 28, 2024.

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 FY24 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.

  • This year's funding has decreased from the amount available last year, making the process more competitive than ever. Feel free to utilize any of the training opportunities on our trainings page to help your organization achieve the best score possible. For Kansas, the FY24 NSGP-S Target Allocation is $1,852,500 (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 ( and a Mission Statement.
  • Obtain or Conduct a Risk Assessment on each facility.
  • Read through and answer all sections of the FY24 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 2024 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 Murphy, Melanie Lawrence, and the KHP Team at [email protected].

For questions regarding risk assessments, feel free to contact:

Chuck Clanahan (Kansas City KS/MO) at [email protected]

Tim Morgan (Kansas District) at [email protected]

You may also reach out to contracted staff support Connie Satzler.