Application Period Open for Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) for 2018

The Department of Homeland Security, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is expected to announce the availability of funds through the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) for 2018 during the latter half of the month of May. The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. 

This year, FEMA has allocated some funding for grants to organizations located outside of Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) regions to compete the same way the NSGP grants within the UASI regions compete for awards.  Thus allowing organizations outside of the Denver UASI region a chance to obtain a grant award.  UASI grants will not compete with Non-UASI grants in the awarding process.  This is strictly competitive within UASI’s or Non-UASI’s region. 

The UASI region includes any organizations located within the Denver and Boulder metro areas: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, and Jefferson counties.  If your organization is not located in one of the listed counties above, your application will compete in the Non-UASI region portion for an award.

The Colorado Department of Public Safety, Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM), is the State Administering Agency (SAA) and will apply on behalf of nonprofit organizations wishing to compete for an award.  This is a nationally competitive grant, and each application is scored by a State Review Committee, and again by the Federal Awarding Agency Review Committee.  Both scores combine to generate a nationally ranked list of recipients, and awards are given based on the national list results in order until the funding is consumed.

In preparation for the upcoming announcement of the grant, DHSEM recommends all interested applicants begin filling out the application forms from last year’s grant cycle (one document is titled ‘FY_2017_NSGP_Investment _Justification’ while the rest are titled with 2018).  DHSEM staff will assist in the conversion process to the 2018 application forms on your behalf upon final submission.  Please follow the instructions and due dates carefully outlined below.

Please note the following details for this program:

  • Nonprofit organizations must submit completed applications to DHSEM by: 12 p.m. on Friday, June 8, 2018.
  • Applications received after the due date cannot be accepted.
  • The performance period for the Federal 2018 NSGP is 36 months from the date of the Federal award. The awarded contracts will outline the performance periods for individual awards.
  • Cost sharing (match) is not required.
  • Each nonprofit organization may apply for an award of up to $75,000.

Complete application package sent to DHSEM must include the following attached documents:

Attached for your reference are the following:

Also, please feel free to forward this information to any nonprofit organization.