Non-Profit Security Grant Program

The Non-Profit Security Grant Program provides funding support for security-related and physical security enhancements to 501c3 nonprofit organizations. The NSGP is a competitive grant program which promotes emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives as well as state, local, and tribal government agencies.

Nonprofit Security Grant Funding Available: up to $450,000 for 501c3 entities

Primary Purpose: Target Hardening- some example projects include hired security, fencing, lighting, cameras, security/reinforced doors, window treatments, communications equipment, security alarm systems, security plans, and staff training and exercises.

This grant provides up to $450,000 of funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. The intent is 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.

On 2/25/21 the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released their FY21 Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for NGSP, it can be reviewed on FEMA’s website at

The NOFO and associated application documents are available here:

NSGP Application Documents

 Deadline to receive applications at the State level is April 15th 2021.

  All applicants will need to fill out the FY 2021 NSGP Investment Justification Spreadsheet- this is your application.  This spreadsheet must be submitted to NCEMgrants1@NCDPS.Gov no later than 4/15/2021 11:59PM.
Applications must contain:

  • Vulnerability/Risk Assessment
  • NSGP Investment Justification (IJ) The IJ is the application form used to apply for NSGP c. Mission Statement d. Supporting documentation related to actual incidents that have occurred at the location/facility, if applicable. If applicable, nonprofit organizations may include any proof of actual incidents that have occurred at the location or facility; this includes items such as police reports or photographs (include a brief description of the items you are submitting in your IJ). 

If you have any questions about the application process please contact