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2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Grants to Arizona Nonprofits for
Activities to Improve Security

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Arizona Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

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Deadline Date:

04/10/20 5:00 PM


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Grants to Arizona nonprofit organizations for activities to improve organizational security. Preliminary documentation must be submitted prior to applying. Eligible uses of funds include equipment purchases, planning activities, training, renovation and construction, security-related exercises, management and administration, hiring, and contracted security.

The Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.

As in previous fiscal years, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program - Urban Area (NSGP-UA) will be a competitive grant program that funds nonprofits located in UASI-designated urban areas. Under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program - State (NSGP-S), each state will receive an allocation for nonprofit organizations located outside of FFY 2020 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban areas.


The FFY 2020 NSGP provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.

Given the evolving threat landscape, it is incumbent upon DHS/FEMA to continuously evaluate the national risk profile and set priorities that help ensure appropriate allocation of scarce security dollars. In assessing the national risk profile for FY 2020, one area attracts the most concern:

1) Enhancing the protection of soft targets/crowded places;

Likewise, there are several enduring security needs that crosscut the homeland security enterprise. The following are second-tier priorities that help recipients implement a comprehensive approach to securing communities:

1) Effective planning;

2) Training and awareness campaigns; and

3) Exercises.

For details on eligible uses of funds, see pages 3-6 of the NSGP Information Sheet document in Supporting Documents below. 

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 168930

Estimated Size of Grant:

Eligible nonprofit organizations may apply for an award amount:

- Up to $100,000 for the NSGP-UA
- Up to $100,000 for the NSGP-S

Term of Contract:

The period of performance will begin in September/October 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

An eligible nonprofit organization must:

- Meet the description under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code;
- For NSGP-UA, be located within one of the FY 2019 UASI-designated urban areas; OR for NSGP-S, be located outside of the FY 2019 UASI-designated urban areas; and
- Be able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist attack.

The following projects and costs are considered ineligible for award consideration:

- Organization costs, and operational overtime costs
- Hiring of public safety personnel
- General-use expenditures
- Overtime and backfill
- Initiatives that do not address the implementation of programs/initiatives to build prevention and protection-focused capabilities directed at identified facilities and/or the surrounding communities
- The development of risk/vulnerability assessment models
- Initiatives that fund risk or vulnerability security assessments or the development of the IJ
- Initiatives in which Federal agencies are the beneficiary or that enhance Federal property
- Initiatives which study technology development
- Proof-of-concept initiatives
- Initiatives that duplicate capabilities being provided by the Federal Government
- Organizational operating expenses
- Reimbursement of pre-award security expenses

Pre-Application Information:


- February 14, 2020: USDHS Release of Federal Grant Guidance to States
- On or before February 21, 2020: AZDOHS Makes Notification of Process to Stakeholders
- March 27, 2020: Organization's (1) Mission Statement, (2) Vulnerability Risk Assessment, (3) Investment Justification Application, (4) Project Detail and (5) Data Collection Form due to AZDOHS no later than 5:00 PM
- March 30 - April 10, 2020: AZDOHS Review of Grant Applications; Review/Prioritization of Applications
- On or before April 10, 2020: AZDOHS Submits Final Applications to USDHS
- On or before September 30, 2020: USDHS Announces Awards
- September/October 2020: Senior Advisory Committee Review; Final Awards to Subrecipients; Period of Performance will begin

Applicant must provide a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Cheryl Bowen Kennedy

Arizona Department of Homeland Security
1700 W. Washington, Suite 210
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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USA: Arizona

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