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Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Grants to Colorado Nonprofits to Increase
Security and Reduce the Risk of Terrorist Attacks

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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Colorado Department of Public Safety - Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM)

Conf. Date:

03/10/21

Deadline Date:

04/18/21 11:59 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to Colorado nonprofit organizations to enhance security. Funding is intended for equipment, training, planning, contract security, and other activities and purchases to increase the organization's security. Eligible nonprofit organizations are those that are at high risk of terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission.

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for security-related and physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. The NSGP continues to be a nationally competitive grant program, and promotes emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives, as well as state, local, and tribal government agencies. Multiple funding allocations have been appropriated for nonprofit organizations located inside or outside of Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) designated urban areas.  Counties within the Denver UASI area are: Adams, Araphahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin and Jefferson.

NSGP allowable costs are focused on security-related activities. Funding can be used for security-related planning; exercises; training; contracted security personnel; and the acquisition and installation of security equipment on real property (including buildings and improvements) owned or leased by the nonprofit organization at the time of application.  Equipment is limited to two sections of items on the Authorized Equipment List (AEL): Physical Security Enhancement Equipment (Section 14) and Inspection and Screening Systems (Section 15).

Certain costs for training of nonprofit staff and members/congregants are also permitted. Allowable training topics are limited to the protection of critical infrastructure and key resources, including physical and cyber security, target hardening, and terrorism awareness/employee preparedness. Training conducted using NSGP funds must address a specific threat or vulnerability, as identified in the nonprofit organization’s investment justification (IJ) in the application process.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 183759

Estimated Size of Grant:

$150,000.00 maximum application amount per organization physical address.

For Organizations in multiple locations: separate applications per location are required. Maximum of 3 locations per organization totaling $450,000

Term of Contract:

Period of performance is 36 months, as follows:
- Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): October 1, 2021
- Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): September 30, 2024

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, Title 26 of the U.S.C., and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.

Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations that are:
1. Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.
2. Able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist attack; and
3. For NSGP-UA, located within an FY 2021 UASI-designated urban area; or for NSGP-S, located outside of an FY 2021 UASI-designated urban area.

Eligible nonprofits located within FY 2021 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-UA. Eligible nonprofit organizations located outside of FY 2021 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-S. DHS/FEMA will verify that nonprofits have applied to the correct program and may disqualify the applications of nonprofits that apply to the wrong program.

Urban Area Counties for 2021: Adams, Arapahoe, Boulder, Broomfield, Clear Creek, Denver, Douglas, Elbert, Gilpin, Jefferson

Pre-Application Information:

2021 Application Timeline:
- January 14, 2021: DHSEM issues NSGP application announcement to all stakeholders
- February 25, 2021: NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Announcement
- Now – April 9, 2021: Grant application assistance: NSGP Team reviews as needed/requested
- March 9 and 10, 2021: Technical assistance workshop (conference line & webinar presentation)
- April 9, 2021: Last Day to submit grant application for review assistance
- April 18, 2021, 11:59 PM MDT: Applications Due – including budget in Excel
- April 23, 2021: Grant Review Committee (GRC) receives all applications
- May 7, 2021: GRC reviews and scores applications – Returned to DHSEM
- May 10, 2021: Due Date for DHSEM to submit initial application to FEMA
- May 11, 2021: State develops NSGP Investment Justification (IJ), Project Description, and Budget for FEMA from scored and ranked applications
- May 14, 2021 – 3pm MT: NSGP Deadline Submission to FEMA
- August 2021: Anticipated FEMA Awards Announcement of Recipients
- August/September 2021: State issues 2020 Small Dollar Grant Award (SDGAs), finalized and issued
- TBD after SDGA’s issued by State: Grant Management Training

Available nationwide funding for the NSGP is $180,000,000, of which $90,000,000 is for NSGP-UA and is $90,000,000 for NSGP-S.

NSGP Application Forms: https://co.emgrants.com/site/NSGPapplicationforms.cfm

The federal funding opportunity may be viewed on Grants.gov: https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=331743

Contact Information:

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

Please submit completed application package documents or Questions to the following email for the DHSEM NSGP Team:
CDPS_DHSEM_NSGPadmin@state.co.us

Agency Information
9195 E. Mineral Avenue, Suite 200
Centennial, CO 80112

Main Phone Number: (720) 852-6600
Hours of Operation: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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