FY22 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Application Information
All FY2022 Kansas Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) applications received within the deadline have been successfully submitted to FEMA; though you may still use FY2022 application guidlines to help prepare your organization for future applications.
FY20 and FY21 Sub-grantees: Click on the below button for resources and instructions related to grant and project management of your award.
- FY22 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
- FY22 NSGP Investment Justification (IJ) Form
- Form must be opened with Adobe Acrobat Reader - it cannot be opened in browser.
Download Acrobat Reader for free: https://get.adobe.com/reader/
- After installing Acrobat Reader: Locate the IJ Form in your Downloads folder, right click on the file, click Open With and select Adobe Acrobat Reader.
- Character limit questions? This copy of the form notes character limits in each field.
- FY22 NSGP Scoring Matrix
- FY22 NSGP Scoring Tool (for review only to provide example of scoring, SAA completes)
(For Non Kansas City Metro Area Counties; Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties please see instructions for Kansas City Metro Area Counties)
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
ATTENTION Johnson, Leavenworth, and Wyandotte Counties
- **Special Instructions for Kansas City Metro Area Counties**
- Missouri NSGP Application Workshop Slides
- Missouri Office of Homeland Security Website - Grants Section
Nonprofit organizations in the Kansas City Urban Area (Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson counties) MUST apply for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program-UA grant through the web grants system in MO.
See this Notice of Funding Opportunity for more details.
Kansas City Urban Area Applicants located within the Kansas City Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban area (Missouri counties of Jackson, Cass, Platte, Clay, and Ray and Kansas counties of Leavenworth, Wyandotte, and Johnson) with one site may apply for up to $150,000 per site. Applicants with multiple sites may apply for up to $150,000 per site, for up to three sites, for a maximum of $450,000 per organization. If an applicant applies for projects at multiple sites, regardless of whether the projects are similar in nature, it must include an assessment of the vulnerability and risk unique to each site. Failure to do so may be cause for rejection of the application.
Applicants must apply through the Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security using the WebGrants System at https://dpsgrants.dps.mo.gov/index.do. If an applicant applies for multiple sites, it must submit one complete Investment Justification (IJ) for each site.
The two biggest differences from how Kansas prepared all our applicants for the state NSGP is the UASI performance period is set at 24 months and applicants must first register https://dpsgrants.dps.mo.gov/index.do.
- For the county and congressional district fields on the registration form, https://dpsgrants.dps.mo.gov/register.jsp, select 01 for congressional district. For the county field, you can select any. These fields will not be monitored for this grant program. On the actual NSGP form, applicants should select the appropriate Kansas county (Johnson, Wyandotte, Leavenworth).
- When registering for the WebGrants System, you can enter all 0's on the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) if you do not currently have it. However, if your agency is chosen for funding, the UEI must be provided before an award can be issued.
Read more about Applying for NSGP-UA versus NSGP-S on page 12 of the NOFO.
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
||Enduring Needs||Example Project Type|
|Training & Awareness||
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:
- Conduct a risk assessment through your local police or sheriff department
- If you cannot coordinate with trained Law Enforcement to complete an assessment, utilize the DHS Self-Assessment Tool and Supporting Resources for Houses of Worship
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
- Kansas Procurement, Reimbursement and EHP Technical Assistance:
Lt. Edna Cordner and KHP will be hosting four webinars with a focus on existing awardee project management, targeting help with Procurement, Reimbursement and Environmental (EHP) technical assistance. Calendar invites with meeting links will be sent out soon. While this is primarily for awardees, anyone is welcome to join, as it may help prepare for what is to come for future awardees.
- June 28, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (NSGP) Procurement & Reimbursement help
- June 30, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (NSGP) Environmental Historic Preservation (EHP) help
- July 5, 2022, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (NSGP) Environmental Historic Preservation (EHP) help
- 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: