District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency (DC HSEMA)
06/15/18 11:59 PM EDT
Grants to Washington, DC, Maryland, and Virginia nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk for terrorist attacks to implement physical security improvements. Applicants must be 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 FY 2018 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is set against the backdrop of a year in which the United States faced numerous and unprecedented homeland security challenges. These included the three major hurricanes that devastated parts of Texas, Florida, and much of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as massive wildfires across the State of California. In addition to these natural disasters, the Nation also responded to multiple incidents as part of the evolving threat landscape, including witnessing the first known terrorist attack executed against mass transportation on our soil; cyberattacks against critical port infrastructure; and mass casualty events involving both vehicles and active shooters.
The National Preparedness Goal (the Goal) defines what it means to be prepared for such diverse and complicated events. The National Preparedness System is the instrument the Nation employs to build, sustain, and deliver the core capabilities needed to achieve the goal of a more secure and resilient Nation. The development and sustainment of these core capabilities is not exclusive to any single level of government or organization, but rather requires the combined effort of the whole community. To that end, the FY 2018 NSGP represents one part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Administration. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, the NSGP supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.
The recently released 2018-2022 FEMA Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for the field of emergency management and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. The Nonprofit Security Grant Program supports the goal of Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters. We invite all of our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a stronger Agency and a more prepared and resilient Nation.
NSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with broader state and local preparedness efforts. In FY 2018, multiple funding allocations have been appropriated for nonprofit organizations located inside or outside of FY 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) designated urban areas. As in previous fiscal years, the Nonprofit Security Grant Program - Urban Area (NSGP-UA) will be a competitive grant program that funds nonprofits located in UASI-designated urban areas. Under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program - State (NSGP-S), each state will receive an allocation for nonprofit organizations located outside of FY 2018 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban areas.
The FY 2018 NSGP objectives are to support efforts that:
-Build and sustain core capabilities
-Strengthen governance integration between private nonprofit entities and Federal, state, and local governments
-Encourage a whole community approach to security and emergency management
Performance metrics for this program are as follows:
-Percent of NSGP funding used to build new capabilities
-Percent of NSGP funding used to sustain existing capabilities
The FY 2018 NSGP provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack.
The FY 2018 NSGP plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities. The core capabilities, outlined in the Goal are essential for the execution of the five mission areas—Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery—and the realization of a secure and resilient Nation. The development and sustainment of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single organization, but rather require the combined effort of the whole community. The FY 2018 NSGP’s allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across mission areas.
FY 2018 NSGP Priorities - The Alignment of NSGP to the National Preparedness System
The FY 2018 NSGP contributes to the implementation of the National Preparedness System by supporting the building, sustainment, and delivery of core capabilities. The core capabilities are essential for the execution of critical tasks identified in the National Planning Frameworks for each of the five mission areas outlined in the Goal. The NSGP allowable costs support efforts to build and sustain core capabilities across the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas described in the Goal. Emphasis is placed on capabilities that address the greatest risks to the security and resilience of the United States.
The FY 2018 NSGP supports investments that improve the ability of organizations nationwide to:
- Prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism;
- Protect our citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards;
- Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters;
- Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
- Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.
The core capabilities contained in the Goal are highly interdependent and require the use of existing preparedness networks and activities, improved training and exercise programs, innovation, and appropriate administrative, finance, and logistics. To support building, sustaining, and delivering these core capabilities, recipients will use the components of the National Preparedness System, which are: Identifying and Assessing Risk; Estimating Capability Requirements; Building and Sustaining Capabilities; Planning to Deliver Capabilities; Validating Capabilities; and Reviewing and Updating.
GrantWatch ID#: 168931
Each nonprofit organization may apply for up to $150,000 and must apply through their respective State Administrative Agency (SAA).
The SAA may determine an award cap for individual sub awards up to a maximum of $100,000.
The period of performance is thirty-six (36) months. Extensions to the period of performance are allowed.
The project period of performance start date is September 1, 2018. The projected period of performance end date is August 31, 2021.
The SAA is the only entity eligible to apply for FY 2018 NSGP funds on behalf of eligible nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofit organizations must apply for FY 2018 NSGP through their SAA.
Nonprofit organizations may not apply directly to DHS/FEMA for FY 2018 NSGP funds.
SAAs, in coordination with the Urban Area Working Groups (UAWG) and other state partners, are encouraged to notify and actively inform eligible nonprofit organizations of the availability of FY 2018 NSGP funding.
Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations that are:
1. 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
Note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive a 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). These organizations are not required to provide recognition of exemption. For organizations that the IRS requires to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under 501(c)(3), the state may or may not require recognition of exemption, as long as the method chosen is applied consistently.
2. Determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of Homeland Security; and
3. For NSGP-UA only, located within one of the FY 2018 UASI-designated urban areas, listed in Appendix A - FY 2018 NSGP UASI - Designated Urban Areas.
Eligible nonprofits located outside of FY 2018 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-S and eligible nonprofits located within FY 2018 UASI-designated urban areas may apply to the SAA to receive funding only under NSGP-UA. DHS/FEMA will verify that the nonprofit has been included in the correct program and may disqualify applications that are not included in the correct program.
Other Eligibility Criteria:
National Incident Management System (NIMS) Implementation:
Prior to allocation of any Federal preparedness awards in FY 2018, recipients must ensure and maintain adoption and implementation of NIMS. DHS/FEMA describes the specific activities involved in NIMS implementation in the NIMS Implementation Objectives.
Incident management activities require carefully managed resources (personnel, teams, facilities, equipment and/or supplies). Utilization of the standardized resource management concepts such as typing, credentialing, and inventorying promote a strong national mutual aid capability needed to support delivery of core capabilities. Recipients should manage resources purchased or supported with DHS/FEMA grant funding according to NIMS resource management guidance. Additional information on resource management and NIMS resource typing definitions and job titles/position qualifications is available on DHS/FEMA’s website.
Nonprofit subrecipients are not required to maintain adoption and implementation of NIMS.
Available Funding for the NSGP is $60,000,000, of which: $50,000,000 for NSGP-UA; and $10,000,000 for NSGP-S.
Organizations in the National Capital Region must apply through District of Columbia Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency. Any nonprofit applicants in Maryland and Virginia that are not within the boundaries of the NCR must submit their applications to the Maryland Emergency Management Agency or Virginia Department of Emergency Management, respectively.
Application and Submission Information Key Dates and Times:
-Date Posted to Grants.gov: May 21, 2018
-Application Submission Deadline for the SAA*: June 20, 2018, 5:00 PM ET
-Anticipated Funding Selection Date: August 27, 2018
Anticipated Award Date: No later than September 30, 2018
Application Submission Deadline for Nonprofit Organizations:
SAAs establish all requirements and deadlines to manage their nonprofit sub-application process in support of their submissions to DHS/FEMA. Deadlines and state requirements may vary from state to state. Contact the SAA for submission deadlines or additional information.
Nonprofit applications are due to the SAA before the application submission deadline for SAAs of June 20, 2018.
*Applicants must submit their applications no later than Friday, June 15, 2018 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 include the organization’s Dun & Bradstreet Number (DUNS) in the applicationtemplate where requested.
Applicants do not have to register with grants.gov, since DC HSEMA is the sole applicant on behalf of the region.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Submit applications by email to: email@example.com AND to
Cembrye A. Ross, Grants Program Manager
Homeland Security & Emergency Management Agency
2720 Martin Luther King Avenue, SE
Washington, DC, 20032
USA: Maryland: Montgomery and Prince George’s Counties; Virginia: Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William Counties; and the City of Alexandria; Washington, DC