2018 Nonprofit Security Grant Opportunity

2018 Nonprofit Security Grant Opportunity

Statewide with exception of Hampton Roads and National Capital Region


The Virginia Department of Emergency Management would like to invite all 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations 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:
    • Applying organizations must be nonprofit
    • Project Plan
    • Investment Justification(s)
    • Risk & Vulnerability Assessment
    • Copy of non-profit organization’s mission statement

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 2018 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. Cap of $75,000 per project. 

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.

If interested in applying, please send your grant applications (including all documentation listed above to on or before June 15, 2018 by 5:00 p.m

If your organization is located in the Hampton Roads Area (https://www.hrpdcva.gov/) please contact John Sadler at  Jsadler@hrpdcva.gov  or (757) 420-8300 ext 308

If your organization is located in the National Capitol Region, information will be on the DC HSEMA website at: https://hsema.dc.gov/page/applying-nsgp.  National Capital Region urban area applicants should submit applications or questions to ncr.saa@dc.gov and  Cembrye.ross@dc.gov.

If your organization is located in any area other than Hampton Roads or the National Capital Region, please submit your applications to vdemgrants@vdem.virginia.gov



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

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund