Skip to main content
Skip to page content

Skip Navigation LinksPEMA > About PEMA > Nonprofit Security Grant Program

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. 

Direct any other inquires to RA-NSGPgrant@pa.gov

APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

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: 

Western Area

Workshop Date: January 10, 2017

Location: City of Pittsburgh Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

    200 Ross Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Online workshop

Workshop Date: January 17, 2017 

Location: Online Meeting

Eastern Area

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.)


APPLICATION PROCESS

Current Notice of Funding Opportunity 
Federal Notice of Funding Opportunity - This document provides information and guidance on the program, award, eligibility, application, and award selection. 

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 period for the current 2016 year is closed. We anticipate next year’s application period to open in spring of 2017. 

Application Information 

In preparation for the 2017 Non-profit Security Grant Program application, the following steps are also recommended:
  • All 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.   

Tip:

This 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.

Philadelphia Urban Area Contacts