The FY 2019 NSGP application period is now open. The application documents are due by email to DESPP no later than 3 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
The Division of Emergency Management and Homeland Security/Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DEMHS/DESPP) is providing the following application materials to eligible nonprofit organizations for the FY 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program. Interested applicants must submit their application documents to DEMHS/DESPP to be included in the State’s application. Nonprofit organizations cannot apply directly to DHS.
For a complete application, eligible Non-profit Organizations must submit three documents to DESPP/DEMHS by the due date:
- NSGP Investment Justification,
- Vulnerability/Risk Assessment,
- Mission Statement
Please note: A Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is required and should be entered in the space provided in the Investment Justification. The Investment Justification should be completed and saved with a file name of NSGP_S_CT_<Nonprofit Name>. The State does not have a required format for the Vulnerability/Risk Assessment – nonprofit organizations may want to consult with their local police department/agency.
The application documents are due by email to DESPP no later than 3 PM on Wednesday, May 15, 2019. Please email your Application documents to DEMHS at email@example.com. The subject line should read: 2019 NSGP Application. You will receive a confirmation email that your submission was received. If you do not receive a confirmation email – please double check the email address and resend and/or contact us at 860-685-8461
Allowable costs are focused on target hardening and physical security enhancements.
- Allowable equipment is limited to select items in the following two categories of items on FEMA’s Authorized Equipment List (AEL):
- Physical Security Enhancement Equipment (Section 14)
- Inspection and Screening Systems (Section 15)
- Allowable organizational costs:
- Contracted security personnel are considered an eligible expense as described in the FY 2019 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity and the Preparedness Grants Manual.
- Allowable Training is limited to:
- Employed or volunteer security staff to attend security-related training within the United States;
- Employed or volunteer staff to attend security-related training within the United States with the intent of training other employees or members/congregants upon completing the training (i.e., “train-the-trainer” type courses);
- Nonprofit organization’s employees, or members/congregants to receive on-site security training.
(Allowable training-related costs under the NSGP are limited to attendance fees for training and related expenses, such as materials, supplies, and/or equipment. Overtime, backfill, and travel expenses are not allowable costs).
Unallowable costs include:
- Organizational costs and operational overtime costs
- Hiring of public safety personnel
More information on allowable and unallowable costs please review Appendix C of the Preparedness Grants Manual.
The award cap for individual sub-awards is $50,000. Although, there is no cost share requirement, if a submitted and awarded project exceeds $50,000, the remaining costs will be the responsibility of the applicant.