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.
Pennsylvania Emergency Management & Governor’s Office of Homeland
Security are announcing the release of the Federal Fiscal Year (FY) 2017
Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
For 2017, the
total amount of funds available nationwide
is $25,000,00. All grants will be provided on a reimbursement basis.
2017 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.
Application Submission deadline to PEMA: June 12, 2017,
Early submissions are
encouraged and will be screened for administrative requirements on a first-come
Applications will NOT be accepted after this date.
Non-profit organizations must have an active registration
in the System for Award Management (SAM) at the time of the application
Completed applications must be submitted to
NSGPgrant@pa.gov. Subapplicants must use the following naming convention of their
Required documents for a complete application packet:
Justification (application template)
- County Emergency
Management contact name (for proof of coordination with local emergency
- Include this information in application section "II. Background – Describe any previous or existing role in responding to or recovering from terrorist attacks"
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