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Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has released its Notice of Funding Opportunity (PDF) for the 2023 grant program. Use this page to find application resources and important information.

Deadline: 5 p.m. Friday, April 28, 2023.

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2023 Webinars

The Pennsylvania and Federal Emergency Management Agencies will host the following Fiscal Year 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant webinars. Please register for the date that is best for you.

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NSGP Overview

The purpose of this program is to provide funding for physical and cybersecurity enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack. 

The NSGP also seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

Program Basics

  • Federal program administered by PEMA.
  • 36-month period of performance from Sept. 1, 2023 to Aug. 30, 2026.
  • No cost-share requirement.
  • Maximum award request in 2023 is $150,000 for both NSGP-UA and NSGP-S.
  • Nonprofits with multiple sites (multiple locations/physical addresses) can apply for additional sites at up to $150,000 per site, for a maximum of three sites, per funding stream (NSGP-S and NSGP-UA). Each location MUST have an individual application. No combination of site applications can exceed $450,000.

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​Are You Eligible?

FEMA lists the following nonprofit organizations as entities that are eligible to apply:

Community and Social Service Organizations
​Educational Facilities
​Event Venues
​Houses of Worship
​Medical Facilities
​Science Organizations
​Senior Centers/Care Facilities
​Shelters/Crisis Centers

NSGP Overview: Who is Eligible and Who Isn't (PDF)

This is not an exhaustive list of who is eligible. Expand for more eligibility requirements.

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How Can Funds be Used?

This funding for eligible nonprofit organizations is generally limited to target hardening and physical security enhancements.

Allowable Costs:  Appendix C Funding Guidelines (PDF)

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​How to Apply

First, use the NSGP Program Designation by County Document (PDF) to determine the program for which you should apply.

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Application Instruction Resources

What to Expect after Applying

Awards are determined by the federal agency. Award notifications are made to local level after PEMA receives the formal award from the federal agency.

Anticipated funding selection date: No later than July 21, 2023

Anticipated award date: No later than September 30, 2023.