2017 NSGP Funding Opportunity – Due June 16, 2017

This grant is only available to nonprofit groups within the HAMPTON ROADS URBAN AREA.

The Hampton Roads Planning District Commission in cooperation with the Virginia Department of Emergency Management would like to invite all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to apply for the FY 2017 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 2017 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 2017 NSGP’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.Eligibility Requirements:
    • Applying organizations must be nonprofit
    • Project Plan
    • Investment Justification(s)
    • Standard Terms and Assurances
    • Copy of non-profit organization’s mission statement
    • Program and Budget Narrative
    • Memorandum of Understanding
    • Standard Form 424C, Budget Information (Construction), if applying to use funds for construction or renovation
    • Indirect Cost Agreement

Applicants will also be prompted to assure compliance with all Standard and Special Terms and Conditions before being eligible to receive an award under this program.

NSGP Investment Justification (IJ) As part of the FY 2017 NSGP application process, applicants must develop a formal IJ 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.

The investment justification will be posted on VDEM’s & HRPDC’s website no later than June 8, 2017 in Microsoft Word format. Until then you can find a copy of the pdf at https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/131998.

For additional program information and guidelines please refer to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA) FY 2017 NON-PROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (NSGP) at https://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/131998.

If interested in applying, please send your grant applications (including all documentation listed above to on or before June 16, 2017 by 5:00 p.m.

John Sadler

(757) 420-8300 ext 308

Additional Resources

This document provides guidance, authorization, and appropriation information to potential grantees of the Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

This document is an investment justification template for the FY 2017 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity.

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Virginia Disaster Relief Fund