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FY 2013 Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) as detailed in Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities.  Core capabilities are essential for the execution of each of the five mission areas outlined in the National Preparedness Goal (NPG).  The development and sustainment of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government or organization, but rather require the combined effort of the whole community.  The NSGP supports all core capabilities in the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas based on allowable costs.

Fiscal Year 2013 Nonprofit Security Grant Program


Total Funding Available in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013: $10,000,000


The FY 2013 NSGP provides support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack and located within one of the specific UASI-eligible Urban Areas.  While this funding is provided specifically to high-risk nonprofit organizations under The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6), the program seeks 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.

Eligible Applicants

The State Administrative Agency (SAA) was the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for NSGP funds on behalf of eligible nonprofit organizations (as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986).  Eligible nonprofit organizations determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs or mission and located within one of the designated FY 2013 UASI-eligible Urban Areas were required to submit their applications to their respective SAA. 

Program Awards

FY 2013 NSGP funds were allocated based on risk analysis, effectiveness, and integration with broader state and local preparedness efforts.  Each nonprofit organization may apply through their SAA for up to a $75,000 grant award. 

Additional Information

Last Updated: 
07/27/2015 - 15:25