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Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program provides federal funds to assist nonprofit organizations that are at risk of a hate crime or terror attack.

Homeland Security Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Coordinator

The Details of Nonprofit Security Grant Program

What you need for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Office of Grants and Research (OGR) is the State Administrative Agency (SAA) for all funds received by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts from the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  As such, OGR manages and administers the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in Massachusetts.  This program provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high-risk of terrorist attack.

Program Eligibility:
Eligibility is limited to nonprofit organizations (as described under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) at high-risk of terrorist attacks.

FFY23 Funding Period Key Dates:

Notice of Funding Opportunity posted: March 15, 2023

Application Assistance Webinar: March 22, 2023 at 2 p.m.

Register at:

Application Deadline: April 14, 2023 at 4 p.m.

Anticipated Award Announcement: September 2023

Performance Period: November 2023-December 2025

FFY23 Application Materials:

FFY NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity - Revised 3.21.23

FFY23 NSGP Applicant Information Form

FFY23 NSGP Investment Justification

FFY23 NSGP Budget Worksheet

OGR Subrecipient Risk Assessment Form

FFY23 NSGP Signature Page

How to apply Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Applications are due no later than April 14 at 4 p.m. 

More info for Nonprofit Security Grant Program

FEMA has invited nonprofits to attend an upcoming webinar to learn more about the NSGP.  OGR encourages all interested nonprofits to attend one of these virtual information sessions in addition to the information session offered by OGR for Massachusetts applicants.
All attendees are strongly encouraged to review the existing NSGP resources available at https://www.fema.gov/grants/preparedness/nonprofit-security prior to the webinar, particularly the “How to Apply” section of the NSGP Subapplicant Quick Start Guide. These resources are intended to assist readers in understanding the program and requirements in plain language. Familiarity with this material will improve attendees’ experience in the upcoming webinars.
Each of the below information sessions will be the same and will cover:

  • Program Overview
  • Key Changes from FFY22 to FFY23
  • Application Process Overview
  • Key Tools and Resources
  • Question and Answer

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