Improving Resiliency Through the Nonprofit Security Grant

Our partners at FEMA, developed an FAQ on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP).

The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for security related activities to nonprofit organizations at risk of a terrorist attack. For a nonprofit to qualify for the grant, it must meet the description under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code. A nonprofit can be considered vulnerable to attack (e.g. verbal threats, vandalization) if an attack has occurred at the facility. A nonprofit may also qualify if current events indicate that a nonprofit may be a target because other organizations have been targeted due to a similar mission, belief, or ideology.

Grant allocations can be used for emergency response planning activities, equipment, training and exercises.

The application window opened on April 12, 2019. The deadline for applications is determined at the state level. Links to state contacts can be found here. The Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is a program that Faith-Based Organizations can benefit from, directly, to improve their security posture and resiliency. Questions about the grant application process and deadlines can be directed to