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Grants to Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC Nonprofits to Improve Organizational Security

FY 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)


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Funding Source
District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA)
CFDA Number: 97.008
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Geographic Focus
USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s CountiesVirginia: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties; and the City of AlexandriaWashington, DC

Important Dates
Deadline: 04/21/23 11:59 PM EDT Save

Grant Description
Grants to Virginia, Maryland, and Washington, DC nonprofit organizations in eligible locations to improve organizational security measures. Funding is intended to support applicants that are at risk of being targeted by terrorists. Eligible applicants are located within the Capital Region, which includes the District of Columbia; Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties in Maryland; Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties, and the City of Alexandria in Virginia.

The objective of the FY2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is to provide funding for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. The NSGP also seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

The District of Columbia and the surrounding National Capital Region urban area is only eligible to apply for the urban area NSGP program (NSGP-UA).

Applicants must only request funding for equipment/activities that are consistent with the allowable costs guidance listed on


Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applicants must be 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations to be eligible.

Applicants must be located within the National Capital Region.

Nonprofit subapplicants are required to self-identify with one of the following four
categories in the IJ as part of the application process:
1. Ideology-based/Spiritual/Religious
2. Educational
3. Medical
4. Other

Pre-Application Information
Applicants must submit their applications no later than Friday, April 21, 2023 at 11:59.59 PM EDT to the District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA), which is the State Administrative Agent (SAA) for this grant.

Applicants must submit the following three (3) documents to the SAA for a complete application (see pg. 20 of the NOFO):
1. A completed FY2023 NSGP Investment Justification template
2. A “mission statement” which explains the nature of the applicant organization’s purpose and mission. This will primarily be used to validate the organization’s type identified in the IJ as either: 1) Ideology-based/spiritual/religious; 2) Educational; 3) Medical; or 4) Other
3. A copy of the vulnerability/risk assessment on which the request in the application is based.

Entities doing business with the federal government use the Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) created in

FEMA will make the final selection of award recipients, announce the result later in the summer of 2023 and issue the grant award to DC HSEMA no later than September 30, 2023. Once DC HSEMA has received the federal grant award and the list of selected recipients, DC HSEMA will issue subawards to those selected recipients in the fall of 2023.

Estimated Size of Grant
The maximum amount for an individual application is $150,000. An applicant with multiple locations may submit up to three (3) separate applications for different locations in total, for a maximum of $450,000 per organization.

Contact Information
Submit applications by email to and

Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King Avenue SE
Washington, DC, 20032
Phone: (202) 727-6161
Fax: (202) 715-7288
TTY: (202) 730-0488

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