Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

The NSGP provides funding for target-hardening activities to protect nonprofit (501 c3) organizations at high risk of a terrorist attack.

NSGP funding is awarded under two funding sources: NSGP-Urban Area (UA), for eligible organizations located within UASI areas (the New York City area) and NSGP-State (S), for eligible organizations located outside designated UASI areas. 


The application period for FY2021 NSGP funding is closed.

Award and regret letters for the FY2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) have been sent to all applicant organizations. A two-part orientation webinar for new grantees was held on November 9, 2021 and December 13, 2021. The recordings and slide decks are posted below for reference.

Part I - Delivered November 9, 2021:

Part II -  Delivered December 13, 2021:

 

The FY2022 NSGP is expected to become available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (DHS/FEMA) in the spring of 2022.

 

Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Grant Program (SCAHC)

New York State, committed to ensuring the safety and equal treatment of all New Yorkers, launched the Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program to boost safety and security at New York's nonpublic nonprofit schools, nonprofit day care centers, nonprofit community centers, nonprofit cultural museums, nonprofit residential camps and nonprofit day camps at risk of hate crimes or attacks because of their ideology, beliefs, or mission. Awards under the SFY 2019-2020 round have been announced and an orientation webinar for new grantees was held on November 3, 2021. The recording and slide deck are posted below for reference.

 

Please note that current and future funding opportunities of the Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program will be administered by the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS):  https://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/ofpa/index.htm

Information for Current and Potential Not-For-Profit Grantees

Pre-qualification

All not-for-profit organizations must be prequalified in order to do business with New York State and to apply for grants. In order to prequalify, not-for-profit organizations must submit an online Pre-qualification Application through the Grants Gateway.

The Pre-qualification Application is comprised of five components to gauge your organizational structure and the types of services you provide. The required forms and document uploads are all part of the Document Vault. 

Resources to complete the application and associated document vault can be found in the Resources Section of the Grants Gateway website.

Pre-qualification Update

New Audit Requirement: Entities that are exempt by Executive Law § 172-a from submitting financial disclosure materials to the Attorney General’s Charities Bureau (such as religious organizations involved in exclusively non-secular activities) should, regardless of their annual revenue, provide their most recent internal financial report reviewed by the board. 

Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire

Not-for-Profit (NFP) organizations receiving an award greater than $50,000 are required to complete a Vendor Responsibility Questionnaire through the NYS Office of the State Comptroller (OSC). 

E-Grants Information

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