NON-PROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (NSGP)
The non-profit security grant program is a federal program
administered by the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency. The purpose of
this program is to provide funding to eligible non-profit organizations,
generally limited to target hardening and physical security enhancements. The focus
is on organizations that are at high risk of a potential terrorist attack. The
program further seeks the integration of preparedness activities of the
non-profit sector with the local and state preparedness efforts, while
promoting emergency preparedness collaboration and coordination.
For more information on the NSGP click on the video below.
The Pennsylvania Emergency Management
& Governor’s Office of Homeland Security held multiple grant
application workshops to aid applicants in preparing for
their 2017 application. Workshops were presented on the following dates:
Workshop Date: January 10, 2017
Location: City of Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Management
& Homeland Security
200 Ross Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Workshop Date: January 17, 2017
Location: Online Meeting
Workshop Date: December 12, 2016, January 19, 2017
Location: 123 Boro
Line Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406
Workshop Presentation: NSGP Workshop Presentation January 2017
REGISTER for workshops here. (PDF Step-by-step help here.)
Current Notice of Funding Opportunity
All eligible non-profit organizations must apply through PEMA,
Pennsylvania’s State Administrative Agency (SAA) for the NSGP. The federal government accepts applications
only from the SAA.
Non-profit organizations must be located within the two Pennsylvania high-risk Urban Area regions:
- Philadelphia Area: Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia
- Pittsburgh Area: Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, Mercer, Somerset, Venango, Washington, Westmoreland, and the City of Pittsburgh
Eligible non-profit organizations may apply for up to $75,000.00.
period for the current 2016 year is closed. We anticipate next year’s
application period to open in spring of 2017.
In preparation for the 2017 Non-profit
Security Grant Program application, the following steps are also recommended:
eligible non-profit organizations are encouraged to complete their registration
in the federal government’s System for Award Management (SAM), via the www.sam.gov
website. An active registration in SAM is required at the time of application
to the SAA. The SAM registration process
may take 4 weeks or more after the initial submission becomes an active
registration in the system. For more
information, please visit www.sam.gov.The help tab provides user
guides, a demonstration video, a status tracker, and other helpful resources
for a successful registration.
- Organizations must also complete their vulnerability/risk assessment that must be submitted with
the application. Vulnerability assessments are required and applications will
not be accepted without this document.
program encourages coordination and collaboration activities between public and
private community representatives. We recommend that non-profit organizations
reach out to their respective county Emergency Management Coordinators directly
to offer participation or define their role in emergency response. An active role in local emergency response by
a non-profit organization carries two points in the overall state scoring
process improving the chance of an award.
Urban Area Contacts