Nonprofit Security Grant Program

What is it?

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is a competitive grant program appropriated annually through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations.It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as local government agencies.

Who can apply?

Eligible organizations are registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits or otherwise are organizations as described under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and tax-exempt under section 501(a) of the IRC. This includes entities designated as “private” (e.g., private institutions of higher learning), as private colleges and universities can also be designated as 501c3 entities. More information on tax-exempt organizations can be found at:

How to Apply?

Nonprofit organizations must fully answer each question in all the sections of the Investment Justification(s) (IJ). In their Investment Justification (IJ), nonprofit organizations should summarize the most critically important, impactful, and salient information. You may submit up to three (3) Investment Justifications per funding stream (three for NSGP-State, three for NSGP-Urban Area), which function as an application document, per organization for up to six (6) unique physical locations/addresses. You must submit one (1) unique Investment Justification form and required documents as part of a complete submission package for each physical location/unique address. Each Investment Justification can request up to $150,000 per location with an upper limit per organization of $450,000 across six (6) Investment Justifications for six (6) unique physical locations/addresses. The amount of funding requested, and number of submissions, may not exceed these limits.

Nonprofit organizations must have a Unique Entity Identifier (UEI), which is obtained through Nonprofit organizations are not required to have a UEI issued at the time of application but MUST have a valid UEI in order to receive a subaward from the SAA. Nonprofit organizations must register in to obtain the UEI but are not required to maintain an active registration in Guidance on obtaining a UEI in can be found at GSA UEI Update and Update. It may take four weeks to obtain a UEI, and applicants should plan accordingly. Obtaining a UEI does not cost anything; it is free of charge.


For more information, contact:

Guam Homeland Security/Office of Civil Defense at 671-475-9600



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