2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Application Workshops

The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released a grant funding opportunity of $25 million nationwide. The 2017 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is intended to support target hardening and other physical security enhancements for high-risk nonprofits located within California’s six designated Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) areas.

This year, Cal OES will be conducting two webinars, as well as application workshops in each of the following UASI areas to explain the Investment Justification application process: Anaheim/Santa Ana, Bay Area, Los Angeles/Long Beach, Riverside, Sacramento, and San Diego.

Attendees will learn how to successfully complete and submit an application for the 2017 NSGP. Topics will include:

-How to effectively construct an Investment Justification

-How to submit the Investment Justification

-What is new to the NSGP in FY 2017

-How to avoid common mistakes



Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 9:00–11:00 a.m.

Click Here to join. Meeting ID is 403781630; select audio preference and join the meeting.


Monday, June 12, 2017, 9:00 am – 11:00 a.m.

Click Here to join. Meeting ID is 123412844; select audio preference and join the meeting


Workshop Agenda

The workshops will be conducted for approximately two hours and will include a presentation, as well as a question and answer session.

The turnaround for completing application documents is extremely short. Interested parties must complete a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) of their facility and the Cal OES Vulnerability Worksheet. The VA must be performed by a security or law enforcement expert using the attached VA worksheet. If the organization has already had a vulnerability assessment, the attached VA Worksheet may be completed using information from the current VA.

Organizations must also complete the following steps in preparation to apply:

  1. Apply, update, or verify the organization’s Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number on gov.
  2. Register, update, or verify that the organization’s registration is current on the System for Award Management (SAM.gov).
  3. Apply, update, or verify that the organization’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is current through the IRS Exemption Organizations Select Check Tool

Information and documents for the 2017 NSGP will be posted on the Cal OES website at:  Infrastructure Protection Grants

Please submit all four of the following required application documents, no later than 12:00 p.m. (PST) on June 19, 2017, to Nonprofit.Security.Grant@caloes.ca.gov.

  1. 2017 IJ Excel Application
  2. VA Assessment & Worksheet
  3. Contact Sheet
  4. Mission Statement


For further information regarding the NSGP, please contact the Infrastructure Protection Grant Unit telephone line at:  (916) 845-8410




Tuesday, June 6, 2017

9:00 am – 11:00 am


3650 Schriever Ave.

Mather, CA 95655

Register Here






Los Angeles           

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

LA City Emergency Operations Center

500 E. Temple Street

Los Angeles, CA 90012

(Please park and get permit for your dashboard from security office)

Register Here




Thursday, June 8, 2017

2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

City of Riverside Fire Department

Office of Emergency Management

3085 Saint Lawrence Street

Riverside, CA 92504

Register Here



Santa Ana

Thursday, June 8, 2017

9:00 am – 11:00 am

Santa Ana Police Department

500 Boyd Way

Santa Ana, CA 92703

(MAPQUEST or GPS USERS: 1020 W. Civic Center Plaza, Santa Ana, CA 92702)

Register Here




Friday, June 9, 2017

10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Alameda County Office of Emergency Services

4985 Broder Blvd., Room 1013

Dublin, CA 94568

Register Here



San Diego

Friday, June 9, 2017

9:30 am – 11:30 am

CalTrans District 11

4050 Taylor Street

San Diego, CA 92110

Register Here




Jonathan Gudel

Jonathan Gudel is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES). Since joining Cal OES, he has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, the state's historic drought, the Oroville Dam Emergency Spillway Incident, unprecedented winter storms in 2017, the October (Sonoma County) and December (Santa Barbara County) 2017 wildfires, and statewide wildfire siege in 2018 . Previously, he worked in the newspaper industry for 12 years.

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