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Grants to California Nonprofits to Enhance Physical Security Against Terrorist Attacks

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: California

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California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program (CSNSGP)

California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) - Infrastructure Protection Grants Unit II


Agency: State

GrantWatch ID #142254

Grant Description

Grants to California nonprofit organizations for projects to enhance the physical security of vulnerable sites. Funding is intended for a range of expenses to secure sites against terrorist attacks and hate crimes that are based on the organization's mission, beliefs, or ideology. Allowable categories of costs are planning, equipment, training, construction/renovation, contracted security, and management and administration.

The purpose of the CSNSGP is to provide funding support for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk for violent attacks and hate crimes due to ideology, beliefs, or mission. The CSNSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts. The CSNSGP also promotes emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives as well as state and local government agencies.

For more on the eligible categories, see: https://www.caloes.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/Grants/Documents/RFP/CSNSGP22_RFP.pdf#page=5

For information regarding eligible uses of funds, see: https://www.caloes.ca.gov/wp-content/uploads/Grants/Documents/RFP/CSNSGP22_RFP.pdf#page=12

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Restricted to California nonprofit organizations that are 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. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive recognition of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3).

Pre-Application Information:

The proposal package must be received electronically, no later than 5:00 pm (PDT) on Friday, October 28, 2022.

This is a competitive Program; therefore, scoring criteria have been established and funding will be awarded to the top-scoring applications until all allocated funding is awarded. Applicants are not guaranteed funding.

Cal OES can only respond to technical questions about the RFP during the period of time between the publication date and completion of the RFP process.

Grant Rules and Regulations:
https://www.caloes.ca.gov/office-of-the-director/policy-administration/finance-administration/grants-management/grant-rules-regulations/

Additional Funding Information:

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$47,500,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Nonprofit organizations can request up to $200,000 per location for a total of $600,000.

Term of Contract:

Period of Performance: January 1, 2023 – December 31, 2024
- Extensions to the period of performance identified in the subaward will be extremely limited and will only be considered through formal, written requests with specific, reasonable, and compelling justifications that warrant an extension.

Contact Information:

Submit required documents and questions to:
Infrastructure Protection Grants Unit II
CSNSGP@caloes.ca.gov

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