Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
06/09/11 11:59 PM
Grants up to $75,000 will be awarded to nonprofits to secure their facilities against potential terrorist threats through physical building improvements. Funding may be used to purchase and install security equipment on facilities owned or leased by nonprofit organizations in an effort to protect against potential terrorist attacks. In addition, funds may be used for nonprofit security personnel to attend security-related training courses and programs. Related expenses include: attendance fees, materials, supplies, and/or equipment.
Eligible nonprofit organizations are those that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. Applicants will be required to demonstrate high risk such as: identification of prior threats by terrorist organizations, symbolic value of site that renders the site a possible target, the role of the organization in responding to terrorist attacks, and findings from conducted risk assessments including threat or vulnerability.
GrantWatch ID#: 125084
Up to $75,000
Eligible nonprofit organizations must provide their applications to their respective SAA in order to be considered for FY 2011 NSGP funding.
Please see the list of eligible urban areas:
Preference will be given to nonprofit organizations that have not received prior years' funding.
Past grantees will be at a slight competitive disadvantage.
The SAA is the only entity eligible to apply for FY 2011 NSGP funds on behalf of eligible nonprofit organizations (as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code) that are at high risk of terrorist attack and are located within one of the specific FY 2011 UASI-eligible Urban Areas.
At this time it is our understanding that the following, are the immediate steps you need to take:
Contact your state\'s SAA - see the attached file - Homeland_Security_Contacts.doc below and obtain the application.
Register with the the state\'s online application submission website.
Obtain a vulnerability assessment from police department or John Jay College or another qualified consultant - keep a record of who you scheduled it with (get name and number), where you are on the list order and anticipated completion date.
If applying for more than one grant for different locations - please note that a Federal ID (EIN) number and a DUNS number may only be used one time.
Use only the legal name and address associated with your fed ID #
Join a few community preparedness groups
Join your local Citizens Council and obtain confirmation of membership (email).
Develop your preliminary budget from the 2011 authorized equipment list. See attached below.
Take building photographs. One photo of front of the building and others of the threat areas of your building.
Identify community issues, threat areas, recent threat events.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
USA: Arizona; California; Colorado; Florida; Georgia; Illinois; Maryland; Massachusetts; Michigan; Minnesota; Missouri; Nevada; New Jersey; North Carolina; Ohio; Oregon; Pennsylvania; Texas; Virginia; Washington, DC; Washington