Hampton Roads Planning District CommissionHRPDCVA

Emergency Management

Applying for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program

To Prospective FY 2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Applicants:

On May 13, 2022, FEMA released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for the FY2022 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). This grant provides $250,000,000 in funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to eligible nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack.

The 2022 NSGP has two components: 1) $125 Million for eligible nonprofit entities that are within designated major urban areas (NSGP-UA); 2) $125 Million for eligible nonprofit entities that are not within those designated major urban areas, through a state-level application (NSGP-S).

Nonprofits in the Hampton Roads region are only eligible to apply for the urban area NSGP program (NSGP-UA).

The following information and instructions are for nonprofit applicants that are within the Hampton Roads Region, which includes cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg and the counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry, and York. Any nonprofit applicants in Virginia that are not within the boundaries of Hampton Roads must submit their applications to Virginia Department of Emergency Management.

Below are instructions for applications for FY2022 NSGP for the Hampton Roads urban area:

  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to be eligible.
  • Applicants must be located within the Hampton Roads Region
  • The maximum amount for an individual application is $150,000. An applicant with multiple locations may submit up to three (3) separate applications for different locations in total, for a maximum of $450,000 per organization.
  • Applicants must only request funding for equipment/activities that are consistent with the allowable costs guidance listed on pp. 21-22 of the NSGP NOFO and in greater detail on pages C-1 to C-7 of the FY2022 FEMA Preparedness Grants Manual.
  • Applicants must submit their applications no later than Tuesday, May 31, 2022 at 11:59.59 PM EDT to https://odu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e4dqKpCAXqzsWmq.
  • Applicants must submit the following three (3) documents to the SAA for a complete application (see pg. 42 of the NOFO)
  1. A completed FY2022 NSGP Investment Justification template
  2. A “mission statement” which explains the nature of the applicant organization’s purpose and mission. This will primarily be used to validate the organization’s type identified in the IJ as either: 1) Ideology-based/spiritual/religious; 2) Educational; 3) Medical; or 4) Other.
  3. A copy of the vulnerability/risk assessment on which the request in the application is based.

Nonprofit applicants must use the following naming convention for the files submitted to the SAA:

  • The Investment Justification file name should follow this format: “FY2022_NSGP_UA_VA_HR_”; As an example, an application from an organization named ABC School would name their Investment Justification file “FY2022_NSGP_UA_VA_HR_ABC School”.
  • The Mission Statement file name should be: “ Mission Statement”
  • The Vulnerability Assessment file name should be: “ Vulnerability Assessment”

The scoring criteria for the applications are included on pp. 25-29 of the NOFO – applicants should review the scoring criteria to understand how your applications will be scored by the Hampton Roads and the FEMA reviewers.

Upload Applications at https://odu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_e4dqKpCAXqzsWmq

Do not submit anything to FEMA or grants.gov—HRPDC and VDEM will do that on behalf of the region.

Hampton Roads stakeholders will conduct an initial review and scoring of the applications received and will submit a combined application to FEMA on behalf of the Hampton Roads Region urban area that includes all eligible applications. FEMA will make the final selection of award recipients and will announce the result later in the summer of 2022. After submission, the HRPDC has no influence or visibility of the application process.

Unique Entity Identifier (UEI)

As of April 4, 2022, the federal government has stopped using the DUNS number to identify applicants and recipients of federal funding. Now, entities doing business with the federal government use the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in SAM.gov. For FY2022 NSGP applicants, if you have a UEI, enter it in the FY2022 application template where it is indicated. If you do not yet have a UEI you may leave that field in the application template blank, and your application will be accepted. However, please continue your efforts to get a UEI, as DC HSEMA must have a UEI for all successful applicants in order to issue sub-grants in the coming months. Please refer to the UEI instructions in the Preparedness Grants Manual and the FY2022 NSGP NOFO.

FY 2022 Application Documents 



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