FY 2014 Urban Area Security Initiative Nonprofit Grant

April 15, 2014  //  

 FY 2014 Urban Area Security Initiative Nonprofit Grant

This grant is only available to nonprofit groups within the

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 2014 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 2014 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.
  • TheFY2014 NSGP’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas.

Program Objectives

  • The Non-Profit Homeland Security Grant Program objective is to support efforts that:
  • Build and sustain core capabilities
  • Strengthen governance integration
  • Encourage a whole community approach to security and emergency management

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Applying organizations must be nonprofit
    • As described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.
  • Be of a high-risk of a terrorist attack as determined by, but not limited to:
    • Identification and substantiation of prior threats or attacks (e.g. police reports, or insurance claims).
    • Symbolic value of the site(s).
    • Role in recovering or responding to a terrorist attack.
    • Findings from previously conducted risk assessments.
  • Located within the sixteen jurisdictions of Hampton Roads.
  • Be a member of a local Citizens Corps Council before submission of application.
  • Maximum grant award – $75,000 (any requests exceeding this amount may not be considered for funding).

How to apply
Application Overview

The SAA is the only entity eligible to apply for FY 2014 NSGP funds on behalf of eligible non-profit organizations

Applicants must submit copies of the following the Hampton Roads Planning District:
* 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 2014 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.

FY 14 NSGP Investment Justification Form 

For additional program information and guidelines please refer to the U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY FUNDING OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENT (FOA) FY 2014 NON-PROFIT SECURITY GRANT PROGRAM (NSGP) at http://www.fema.gov/media-library/assets/documents/92421.

If interested in applying, please send your grant applications (including all documentation listed above to on or before May 2nd, 2014 by 5:00 p.m.:

John Sadler
Regional UASI Planner
(757) 420-8300 ext 308

Be ready. Be willing to help.

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