DHS Announces $180 Million Security Grant Program Open to Nonprofits in California and Nationwide

The Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency announced the FY 2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in the amount of $180,000,000, available nationwide to nonprofits. Of this amount, $90,000,000 is available to nonprofits located in designated urban areas
(NSGP-UA), and $90,000,000 is available to nonprofits located outside designated urban areas (NSGP-S).

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 2021 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 2021 NSGP application submission, Cal OES will be conducting webinars to explain the NSGP requirements and assist nonprofit organizations with the application process. Cal OES encourages interested parties to complete a Vulnerability Assessment, as part of the application requirement. Application documents must be submitted to the following email address: Nonprofit.Security.Grant@caloes.ca.gov by Wednesday, April 07, 2021, 8:00 AM. Late submissions will not be considered.

Alyson Hanner

Alyson Hanner joined the California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) in 2020 after working nearly 20 years in the broadcast news industry. Since joining Cal OES, she has assisted in the response and recovery efforts of the historic 2020 wildfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. Previously, she served as managing editor at local television stations in San Diego and Sacramento.

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