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The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Author: James Watson, Owner/President
Texas Marshal Protection Agency, LLC

"The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (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. The intent is to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies."

What does this program mean for your business? #

The main priority of the Nonprofit Security Grant Program is to enhance the protection of soft targets and crowded places. This program has the potential to provide federal funds to your business for private contracted security guards; CCTV security cameras; security screening equipment for people and baggage; access controls such as fencing, gates, card readers, etc; and cybersecurity enhancements.

In other words, this program could very well fund the entire security operation at your business. For example, if you wanted to hire our company to provide guard services at your place of business, if funded by this grant, you wouldn’t have to pay a penny to us for it.

To lean more about the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, visit https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/nonprofit-security.

Is your business eligible for this program? #

According to our research, eligible organizations for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program are those:

1. Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code. This includes entities designated as “private” (e.g., private institutions of higher learning), as private colleges and universities can also be designated as 501c3 entities.

2. Able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack.

How do you apply for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program? #

Applications for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program are accepted on an annual basis, with the application window being open for a few months each year. For the latest information on steps to apply, visit https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/nonprofit-security/apply.

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