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Non-Profit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Grant YearApplicationAwardPeriod of Performance/End Date
NSGP 2020
ClosedCompleteExtended to 08/31/2024
NSGP 2021
NSGP 2022
NSGP 2023
NSGP 2024Open09/01/202408/31/2027
The program manager has set the following deadlines for applicants applying for FY 2024. Applications must be emailed to daniellesmith@utah.gov.

Submitted on or before May 17th: We will provide helpful feedback for completed Investment Justifications.

Submitted on or before May 31st:  Applicants must submit their Mission Statement, FY 2024 Investment Justification, and Vulnerability Assessment. Feedback will not be provided and applications will be scored as is.

Submitted after May 31st: It is unlikely that your application will be accepted. If there is still time for us as the SAA to submit it, we will try to score it and include it in our application packet. If the application is incomplete or there is not enough time to review it, it will not be accepted; but, we encourage you to apply for FY 2025!

View this video presentation for your complete guide to the FY 2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Program. Please disregard the deadlines in this video:   Utah’s FY 2024 NSGP Introduction

NSGP Program Manager
Danielle Smith


The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is a competitive grant program appropriated annually through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is intended to help nonprofit organizations increase their physical security posture against acts of terrorism as defined by law.

Who can apply?

Eligible organizations are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits or otherwise organizations as described under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and tax-exempt under section 501(a). Find more information on tax-exempt organizations at IRS.gov.

What is needed to apply?

Potential applicants must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) obtained through SAM.gov. A UEI is not required at the time of application but is required to receive a subaward. Nonprofit organizations must register on SAM.gov to obtain the UEI but are not required to maintain an active registration. Guidance on obtaining a UEI in SAM.gov can be found at GSA UEI Update.

Potential applicants must also complete a vulnerability assessment to identify and validate physical security deficiencies. The vulnerability assessment is the foundation of an NSGP application. Vulnerability assessments can be provided in the form of a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Self-Assessment (Facility Security Self-Assessment | CISA), state or local law enforcement assessment, contractor assessment, or other valid method of assessment. Assessments are considered valid when the report provides an overview of the entire facility and its organization’s security deficiencies. Projects and activities requested through the NSGP should align to mitigate items identified in the vulnerability assessment. For assistance with this process, please contact Matt Beaudry (matthew.beaudry@cisa.dhs.gov).

To apply for NSGP funds, interested nonprofit organizations must fill out an Investment Justification and email it to the identified grant manager within their State Administrative Agency (SAA), in this case, the Utah Division of Emergency Management (DEM). The State of Utah requires a copy of the Vulnerability Assessment, Mission Statement, and Investment Justification. This is consistent with the requirements as stated on FEMA’s NSGP Website.  Supplemental documents are not required and will not be accepted.

What is an Investment Justification and how much can we apply for? An Investment Justification (IJ) is an application packet. This document can only be viewed by downloading it to a computer, it is not viewable in the browser. Nonprofits may submit up to three (3) Investment Justifications per organization for up to three (3) unique physical locations/addresses. Each Investment Justification can request up to $150,000 per location for a total of $450,000 across three (3) Investment Justifications. The amount of funding requested, and number of submissions, may not exceed these limits. An application is considered successful when all sections are filled out with the most critically important, impactful, and salient information.

What is the application/award timeline?

FEMA will open the application period by releasing the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) in the Spring. DEM will set a submission deadline before the official deadline to give us time to compile and score the applications before the federal deadline. Once the applications are submitted, we wait for FEMA to notify us of which were awarded and provide us with an award letter. Once the award is accepted by the state, you will be notified within 45 days if your nonprofit organization received an award from the relevant grant year. This typically happens sometime in late September to early October. Nonprofit organizations will then have three years to carry out their projects.

When do we receive the money?

NSGP through DEM is a reimbursement-based grant program. This means that as your organization incurs costs for carrying out its approved projects,you must submit for reimbursement via DEM’s reimbursement request document (85-21 form).

Where can we find more information?

FEMA’s NSGP website has many useful links for learning more about this program. These are updated each year, so be sure to check in on this website for the most up-to-date guidance.

NSGP E-mail List

Please go to this link and complete the survey to receive emails regarding NSGP opportunities.

NSGP Forms:

2024 NOFO

2024 NSGP Guide

2024 Investment Justification and Other Related Documents

NSGP 85-21 (Reimbursement Request Form)

EHP Screening Form

SF424C (Construction Budget)


NSGP Resources:

EHP Screening Form Instructions

Authorized Equipment List

Build America, Buy America Act (BABAA) Policy

FEMA Policy on Prohibited or Controlled Equipment


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