NON-PROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (NSGP)
FY 2018 NSGP PROGRAM EXPANSION
As of May 3, 2018 the Nonprofit Security Grant Program has been expanded to
include all counties within Pennsylvania.
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 minimum eligibility requirements for entities
wishing to apply for this grant are as follows:
- Registered/Recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization as described in the Internal Revenue Code
of 1986, title 26 of the U.S.C., and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.
- Physically located within the state of Pennsylvania
- Be at a high risk of a terrorist attack based on the following:
- Identification and substantiation of prior threats or attacks (from within or outside the
U.S.) by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the applicant based on their
ideology, beliefs, or mission
- Symbolic value of the site(s) as a highly recognized regional and/or national or historical
institution(s) that renders the site a possible target of terrorism
- Findings from previously conducted threat and/or vulnerability assessments
- Obtained a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Instructions for
registration can be found at Dun & Bradstreet’s website (www.dnb.com) under the D-U-N-S
Number section. Registration is free.
- Registered in the System for Award Management (SAM). https://www.sam.gov An
ACTIVE registration in SAM is required at the time of application. The SAM registration
process may take 4 weeks or more after the initial submission becomes an active registration
in the system. Instructions can be found at under the Create User Account section
- Integration of Non-Profit preparedness with broader State and local preparedness efforts
- Contact with local Emergency Management (EMA) Coordinator
- Having a role in the response/recovery from a terrorist attack
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. The
2018 applications, instructions and deadlines will be posted on this website when the FFY 2018
Notice of Funding Opportunity(NOFO) is released.
Eligible non-profit organizations may apply for up to $75,000.00.
The Grant application package will consist of:
- Investment Justification(IJ)
- Mission statement
- Vulnerability assessment
GET READY TO APPLY CHECKLIST: (Downloadable PDF version)
- Target Hardening - NSGP funding can be used for the acquisition and installation of security
equipment on real property, specifically in prevention of and/or protection against the risk of
- Allowable equipment is limited to two categories within the Authorized Equipment List (AEL):
- Physical Security Enhancement Equipment (AEL Category 14)
- Inspection and Screening Systems (AEL Category 15)
- Security Related Training - NSGP funds may be used for security-related training courses and
programs. Allowable training-related costs are limited to attendance fees for training, and
related expenses such as materials, supplies, and/or equipment.
Register for Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number on www.dnb.com
Register, update, or verify that the organization’s registration is current on www.sam.gov
Have a vulnerability assessment completed for the organization’s physical location
Contact local Emergency Management (EMA) Coordinator for your organization’s role in
the response/recovery from a terrorist attack
Complete application. Send to PEMA at NSGPgrant@pa.gov
along with your mission
statement and vulnerability assessment by the posted due date.
PEMA is announcing the following grant application workshop to aid applicants in preparing for their
2018 FFY 2018 application.
The Workshop will be presented on following date:
Workshop Date: June 4, 2018
Registration Deadline: June 1, 2018
Location: Online Meeting
Time: follow the registration link below
REGISTER for workshops here. (PDF step-by-step walkthrough here.)
Direct any inquires to NSGPgrant@pa.gov
Please include your organization’s name and contact information in the email.
LINKS FOR FURTHER INFORMATION
You may review this federal document FFY 2017 Federal Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO)
– It provides information and guidance on the program, award, eligibility, application, and award recipient selection. While reviewing the 2017 NOFO, please keep in mind that the eligibility has been expanded for all Pennsylvania counties for FY2018. We will post the 2018 NOFO on this website upon its release.