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FY2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Hampton Roads NSGP-UA Application Instructions

Program Overview, Objectives and Priorities

The FY 2019 NSGP provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. NSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

In FY 2019, there are two funding sources appropriated for nonprofit organizations:

    1) Nonprofit Security Grant Program - Urban Area (NSGP-UA): NSGP-UA funds nonprofit organizations located within FY 2019 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban areas.

    2) Nonprofit Security Grant Program - State (NSGP-S): Under NSGP-S, each state will receive a target allocation for nonprofit organizations located outside of FY 2019 UASI-designated urban areas.


The FY 2019 NSGP objectives are to support efforts that:

  • Build and sustain core capabilities
  • Strengthen governance integration between private nonprofit entities and Federal, state, and local governments
  • Encourage a whole community approach to security and emergency management


The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continuously evaluates the national risk profile and sets priorities that help ensure appropriate allocation of scarce security dollars. FY 2019 NSGP supports the following two priority areas to:

    1) Enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places

    2) Mitigate the loss of life and property against threats and hazards

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations that are:

  1. Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.


Note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). These organizations are not required to provide recognition of exemption. For organizations that the IRS requires to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3), the state may or may not require recognition of exemption, as long as the method chosen is applied consistently.


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2. Able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist attack; and
3. For NSGP-UA, located within a FY 2019 UASI-designated urban area; or for NSGP-S, located outside of a FY 2019 UASI-designated urban area.

Eligible nonprofits located within FY 2019 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-UA. Eligible nonprofit organizations located outside of FY 2019 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-S. DHS/FEMA will verify that nonprofits have applied to the correct program and may disqualify the applications of nonprofits that apply to the wrong program.

Application Instructions – NSGP-UA (Hampton Roads UASI)

As part of the FY 2019 NSGP application, each eligible nonprofit sub-applicant must submit the following three documents to Jsadler@hrpdcva.gov by 4:30pm, Monday, May 13, 2019.


Each sub-applicant may apply for up to $100,000. The funding may be requested for multiple sites, but the organization must submit a complete IJ for each site, with only one site per IJ. A fillable IJ form is available in the Related Documents tab of the Grants.gov NSGP posting.

The IJ must describe each investment proposed for funding. The investments or projects described in the IJ must:

  • Be for the location(s) that the nonprofit occupies at the time of application;
  • Address an identified risk, including threat and vulnerability, and build or sustain a core capability identified in the National Preparedness Goal;
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide enhancements consistent with the purpose of the program and guidance provided by DHS/FEMA;
  • Be both feasible and effective at reducing the risks for which the project was designed;
  • Be able to be fully completed within the three-year period of performance; and
  • Be consistent with all applicable requirements outlined in the NOFO and the Preparedness Grants Manual.


2. Vulnerability/Risk Assessment

Each sub-applicant must include its vulnerability/risk assessment on which the request(s) in the IJ is based.


3.  Mission Statement

Each sub-applicant must include its Mission Statement and any mission implementing policies or practices that may elevate the organization’s risk. SAAs will use the Mission Statement along with information provided in the applicant’s IJ in order to validate the organization is one of the following types: 1) Ideology-based/Spiritual/Religious; 2) Educational; 3) Medical; or 4) Other.

The organization type is a factor when calculating the final score of the application; see Section E Application Review Information, subsection Final Score.

NOTE: These applications instructions are for the NSGP-UA for the Hampton Roads UASI. To qualify for this grant, nonprofit organizations must be located within the 17 localities of the Hampton Roads region (the Counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry, and York, as well as the cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg, and the Town of Smithfield). For nonprofit organization not located within the Hampton Roads region, please click here for information on applying for the NSGP-S.




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