FY 2014 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

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The FY 2014 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System 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 (the Goal).  Building and sustaining core capabilities requires the combined effort of the whole community, rather than the exclusive effort of any single organization or level of government.  The FY 2014 NSGP’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)


Total Funding Available in FY 2014: $13,000,000


The FY 2014 NSGP provides support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack and located within one of the specific Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-eligible Urban Areas.  While this funding is provided specifically to high-risk nonprofit organizations under The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2014 (Public Law 113-76), the program seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader State and local preparedness efforts.  It is also serves 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. Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which have been determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security to be at high risk of terrorist attack.  Eligible nonprofits must be located within one of the designated FY 2014 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-eligible Urban Areas.

Program Awards

FY 2014 NSGP funds were allocated based on risk analysis, effectiveness, and integration with broader state and local preparedness efforts.  Each nonprofit organization applied through their SAA for up to a $75,000 grant award. 

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Last Updated: 
03/12/2015 - 11:12
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