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$60 Million in Security Grants Available To Nonprofits

The Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the Fiscal Year 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in the amount of $60,000,000, available nationwide to nonprofits. Of this amount, $50,000,000 is available to nonprofits located in designated urban areas, and $10,000,000 is available to nonprofits located outside designated urban areas. The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is the state administering agency for these funds.

The NSGP funding is focused on target hardening activities. The funding can be used for the acquisition and installation of security equipment on real property. Nonprofit organizations that are eligible to submit applications for the FY 2019 NSGP are those organizations that are described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.

In preparation for the FY 2019 NSGP application submission, and in light of the current terrorism attack on the Chabad of Poway, Cal OES Grants Management will offer an additional webinar to explain the NSGP requirements and inform the public and eligible 501 c3 organizations that include all Faith Based organizations that they are eligible to apply.

Applicants must submit all required application documents to the following email address: by May 12, 2019, 11:59 PM PST.


Cal OES will be conduct a webinar on:

Friday, May 3, 2019      9:00 AM – 11:00 AM

Dial In: 1-888-240-2560; Meeting ID: 723062016

For additional information regarding the NSGP, please contact the Infrastructure Protection Grant Unit at 916-845-8410.


Bryan May

Bryan May is a Public Information Officer for the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services. Prior to joining Cal OES in 2017, Bryan spent 30 years as an Emmy award winning television anchor and reporter.

3 thoughts on “$60 Million in Security Grants Available To Nonprofits

  • May 5, 2019 at 11:12 am

    I am wondering where we find out the requirements to apply for the grant for our church?
    Thank you for your time!

  • October 2, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    I just heard about these grants, months after the May 12, 2019 deadline. Will there be another round of funding for this year ?

  • December 4, 2019 at 9:18 am

    When can we apply for the grants for security purposes for our mosque.


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