Hampton Roads Planning District CommissionHRPDCVA
2018 Nonprofit Security Grant Opportunity - Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission would like to invite all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations within Hampton Roads to apply for the FY 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative Nonprofit Grant.

The grant provides funding for target hardening activities for nonprofit organizations of high-risk of a terrorist attack. See below for more information.


  • Provides funding support for target hardening activities to nonprofit organizations.
  • Integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

Program Priorities

  • The FY 2018 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 2018 NSGP’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to be eligible.
  • Applicants must be located within  the 17 localities of the Hampton Roads Region (see “additional information” below)
  • The maximum amount for an individual application is $150,000.
  • Applicants must only request funding for equipment/activities that are consistent with the allowable costs guidance listed on pp. 38-41 of the NOFO.

Application Components:

Applicants must submit their applications no later than Friday, June 15, 2018 at 11:59:59 PM EDT to Jsadler@hrpdcva.gov

  1. Applicants must develop a formal investment justification (link below) that addresses each investment being proposed for funding. The IJ must address an identified risk, including threat and vulnerability, and build or sustain a core capability identified in the Goal. The IJ must demonstrate the ability to provide enhancements consistent with the purpose of the program and guidance provided by FEMA.
  • Applicants must use the FY2018 NSGP Investment Justification template
  • Application template must be saved in Microsoft Excel 97-2003 format.
  • Applications must use the following file naming convention: “NSGP_VA_ Hampton Roads_(Your Non-Profit Name)”.
  • Applicants must include the organization’s Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS) in the application template where requested.
    • Applicants that do not have a DUNS number may get one by calling (866.705.5711).
    • Applicants do not have to register with grants.gov.
  1. Applicants must also provide a “mission statement” described on pg. 12 of the NOFO, 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.
  1. Applicants must also provide the vulnerability/risk assessment on which the request in the application is based (see pg. 12 of the NOFO).

Application Tips:

  • The scoring criteria for the applications are included on pp. 42–49 of the NOFO.
  • Instructions on how to save the Excel application template correctly are listed on the “Introduction” worksheet—please follow these instructions carefully.

Additional information:

  • For additional program information and guidelines please refer to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA) FY 2018 NON-PROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (NSGP) at https://www.fema.gov/nonprofit-security-grant-program.
  • Hampton Roads localities include:
    • The Counties of Gloucester, Isle of Wight, James City, Southampton, Surry, and York
    • The Cities of Chesapeake, Franklin, Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk, Poquoson, Portsmouth, Suffolk, Virginia Beach, and Williamsburg,
    • Town of Smithfield

For 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations not located in Hampton Roads, please see here:

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