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2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Grants to Pennsylvania Nonprofits to Enhance
Physical Security Against Terrorist Attacks

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Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA)

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Grants to Pennsylvania nonprofit organizations for projects that enhance security. Applicants must complete required registrations prior to submitting an application. Funding is intended to secure at-risk sites against the threat of terrorist attacks based on the organization's mission, beliefs, or ideology.

The purpose of this program is to provide funding to eligible nonprofit organizations, generally limited to target hardening and physical security enhancements. The focus is on organizations that are at high risk of a potential terrorist attack. The program further seeks the integration of preparedness activities of the nonprofit sector with the local and state preparedness efforts, while promoting emergency preparedness collaboration and coordination.

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GrantWatch ID#: 183758

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible organizations meet the following criteria:
- Registered/recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization as described in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, title 26 of the U.S.C., and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.
- Facility is located within the boundaries of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
- Be at a high risk of a terrorist attack based on the following:
1) Identification and substantiation of prior threats or attacks (from within or outside the U.S.) by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the applicant based on their ideology, beliefs, or mission.
2) Symbolic value of the site(s) as a highly recognized regional and/or national or historical institution(s) that renders the site a possible target of terrorism.
3) Findings from previously conducted threat and/or vulnerability assessments.
- Integration of nonprofit preparedness with broader state and local preparedness efforts.

Pre-proposal Conference:

NSGP Webinar Non-UASI:
- Description: NSGP overview and updates for 2021
- Date and Time: Tuesday, March 2, 2021 at 9:30 AM
- Duration: 2 hours

NSGP Webinar UASI Pittsburgh
- Description: NSGP overview and updates for 2021
- Date and Time: Friday, March 5, 2021 at 9:30 AM
- Duration: 2 hours

NSGP Webinar UASI Philadelphia
- Description: NSGP overview and updates for 2021
- Date and Time: Monday, March 8, 2021 at 10:45 AM
- Duration: 2 hours

For registration and access information for the webinars, see the URL for Full Text below.

Pre-Application Information:

Early Review: March 31, 2021
Application Deadline: April 20, 2021

Applicants must have a Duns and Bradstreet Number that matches the applicant name and address on the NSGP Investment Justification. See

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Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The grant application package must be uploaded to Electronic Single Application at

Email PEMA with questions at

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USA: Pennsylvania

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