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FY2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Grants to West Virginia Nonprofits
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Grants to West Virginia nonprofit organizations for activities that improve organizational security. Eligible uses of funds include equipment, training, exercises, planning, and contract security. The purpose of funding is to enhance security for organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attacks.

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is a DHS/FEMA preparedness grant program that provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to eligible nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack.

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is one of three grant programs that constitute Department of Homeland Security (DHS) DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits, to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks. 

Allowable costs include contract security, as well as planning, equipment, training, and exercises. Below are some examples of each:

  • Planning – Activities related to the development of plans such as:
    • Security Risk Management Plans
    • Continuity of Operations Plans
    • Response Plans
  • Equipment – Authorized Equipment List Sections 14 and 15 only; examples include:
    • Access control equipment
    • Surveillance equipment
    • Physical protective measures such as fences, blast-proof windows, and concrete barriers
  • Training:
    • Active Shooter Training
    • Security Training for employees, or members/congregation
  • Exercises:
    • Response exercises

For a complete description on allowability, see the FY 2020 NSGP NOFO.

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GrantWatch ID#: 188325

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For NSGP-UA nonprofits may apply for up to $100,000.

For NSGP-S nonprofits may apply for up to $100,000 but the SAA may cap the maximum grant award at a lesser amount; contact your SAA to find out if there is a cap.

Term of Contract:

The period of performance is the amount of time you have to complete your proposed projects. For NSGP, the period of performance is 36 months; this includes any EHP considerations required for the project, if applicable.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To apply for the grant, your organization must meet the description under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and be exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code AND be able to demonstrate a high risk of a terrorist attack.

NSGP-UA provides funding for nonprofit organizations located within a FY 2020 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban area.

NSGP-S provides funding for nonprofit organizations located outside of FY 2020 UASIdesignated urban areas. For a list of FY 2020 UASI-designated urban areas, see the FY 2020 NSGP NOFO.

Pre-Application Information:

The application, the vulnerability/risk assessment which identifies the risk to a terrorist attack, a copy of the organization’s mission statement, and all other supportive documentation must be submitted to the WV Homeland Security State Administrative Agency by 5pm on Friday, March 27, 2020.

Eligible nonprofit organizations must apply to their SAA for NSGP funds. Nonprofits may not apply to FEMA directly. See Supporting Documents below for a list of SAA contacts.

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

For more information on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, please contact Dr. Matt Blackwood at 304-558-5380 or

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