Period of Performance: Thirty-six (36) months.
Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): September 1, 2018
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): August 31, 2021
No Cost Share Requirement
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
IMPORTANT ALERT: Registration
Process Changes in SAM.gov
Beginning on April 27, 2018, all entities renewing or updating their SAM registration at www.SAM.gov will be required to submit an original, signed notarized letter confirming the authorized Entity Administrator associated with the DUNS number before the registration is activated.
For more details, please follow the instructions:
- Integration of non-profit preparedness with broader state and local preparedness efforts
- Contact with local county emergency management (EMA) coordinator
- Having a role in the response/recovery from a terrorist attack
PEMA will announce grant application workshops to aid applicants in preparing for the 2019 application. Workshops will be offered in person in the Philadelphia and Pittsburgh regions, along with an online format (webinars). Based on interest, there may be more workshops offered to provide support to the nonprofit community.
Workshops will be announced here, including the registration instructions at the link below.
Register for workshops at TrainPA and find a step-by-step walkthrough document (PDF).
Notice of Funding Opportunity (2018 NSGP NOFO) - This document provides information and guidance on the program, award, eligibility, application, and award selection.
For Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2018, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has allocated NSGP funding to eligible non-profit organizations physically located outside of the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) regions. Eligible nonprofits located outside of the FFY 2018 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-S. Eligible nonprofits located within the FFY 2018 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-UA. FEMA will verify that the nonprofit has been included in the correct program and may disqualify applications that are not included in the correct program. Please see the below dropdown list for your county’s designation.
NSGP-UA NSGP-S County Designation
Total Nationwide funding available:
Total Pennsylvania funding available:
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.
Eligible non-profit organizations within NSGP-UA may apply for up to $150,000.00.
Eligible non-profit organizations within NSGP-S may apply for up to $100,000.00.
Investment Justification (IJ)
The Grant application package must consist of:
Justification (IJ) - Each subapplicant must develop a formal IJ that addresses each
investment proposed for funding. Security enhancements must be for the
locations that the nonprofit occupies at the time of application. The
investments or projects described in the IJ must: