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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

WEBSITE UPDATE NOTICE: The PEMA sharepoint platform is currently being updated to the latest version and therefore no new content may be added to the PEMA website until the update is complete.

  • Content freeze will begin at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, December 11.
  • Upgrade will be completed, with access restored no later than Thursday evening, January 11, 2018.

This freeze period allows us to upgrade the complete website, including all of its databases, and removes the possibility that any changes might be made to content on those sites that would get overwritten as part of the upgrade process.

DURING THIS CONTENT UPDATE PERIOD, NEW GRANT INFORMATION CAN BE FOUND HERE:  

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1ENVjvphzP2LWo-HCzrAHc8bQpfmwHEHP?usp=sharing

 

In 2017, the total amount available nationwide was $25,000,000. All grant funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis.


APPLICATION WORKSHOPS

PEMA and the Governor’s Office of Homeland Security are announcing the following grant application workshops to aid applicants in preparing for their 2018 application. Workshops will be presented on following dates:


Online

Workshop Date: January 9, 2018

Location: Online Meeting

Time: follow the registration link below


Eastern Area

Workshop Date: January 19, 2018

Location: PennDOT District Office

7000 Geerdes Boulevard

King of Prussia, PA, 19406

Time: follow the registration link below


Western Area

Workshop Date: February 7, 2018

Location: City of Pittsburgh

Office of Emergency Management & Homeland Security

200 Ross Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15219

Time: follow the registration link below


REGISTER for workshops here.


APPLICATION PROCESS

2017 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.

The application period for the current 2017 year is closed. We anticipate next year’s application period to open in spring of 2018.


Generally, there are very minimal application template changes between award years. The link contains the 2017 application template. It may be utilized for planning purposes. All applications for the 2018 grant must be on the 2018 application template.

Application Information 
  In preparation for the 2018 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