FY 2020 Sub-grantees: Click on the below button for resources and instructions related to grant and project management of your FY20 award.

Sub-Grantee Resources

FY21 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Resources for those planning to apply for the FY 2021 NSGP are listed below. Where updated information is available, it has been posted. Otherwise, FY 2020 documents are listed for reference, as we expect the FY 2021 application to be similar.

It is necessary to complete a Vulnerability/Risk Assessment to apply for FY 2021 NSGP funds. Currently, DHS is unable to conduct on-site security assessments. However, there are other assessment options:

While one or both of the above two methods are preferred, organizations may also utilize minutes of security meetings detailing gaps and needs to outline their vulnerabilities, risks, and priorities as documentation.

As you determine equipment needs for your FY21 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.

Complete information on the NSGP Application process is outlined in this presentation. Note especially slides 23 and 24 on what is required in the application process.

Presentation: NSGP Application Process

Resources for the submission of FY 2020 NSGP applications are listed below for reference. We expect the FY 2021 application to be similar.

FY 2020 NSGP Overview

FY 2020 NSGP Resources from DHS/FEMA

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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.
  • 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

Resources from past fiscal years

Contact Information

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