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How to Take Advantage of the Nonprofit Security Grant

Updated: Jul 31, 2023

The Nonprofit Security Grant (NSGP) is a federal grant program that provides funding to nonprofit organizations to help them improve their security. The NSGP can be used to fund a variety of security measures, such as security cameras, access control systems, and security training.

If you are a nonprofit organization that is interested in applying for the NSGP, there are a few things you need to do to get started:

  1. Find your State Administrative Agency (SAA). The SAA is the organization that will be responsible for administering the NSGP in your state. You can find a list of SAAs on the FEMA website.

  2. Contact your SAA to learn more about the NSGP. Your SAA will be able to provide you with information about the application process, the eligibility requirements, and the types of security measures that can be funded with NSGP money.

  3. Start planning your security project. Once you have a good understanding of the NSGP, you can start planning your security project. This includes identifying the security measures you need, estimating the cost of the project, and developing a timeline.

  4. Complete the NSGP application. The NSGP application is available on the FEMA website. The application process can be complex, so it is important to start early and to work with your SAA.

If your application is successful, you will be awarded an NSGP grant. The grant money can be used to purchase security equipment, to hire security guards, or to train your staff on security procedures.

The NSGP is a valuable resource for nonprofit organizations that are looking to improve their security. By following the steps outlined above, you can increase your chances of being awarded an NSGP grant and making your organization safer.

Here are some additional tips for taking advantage of the NSGP:

  • Start planning early. The NSGP application process can take several months, so it is important to start planning early.

  • Work with your SAA. Your SAA can provide you with guidance and support throughout the application process.

  • Be clear about your needs. When you are writing your application, be clear about the security measures you need and why you need them.

  • Make a strong case. Your application should make a strong case for why your organization is a good candidate for an NSGP grant.

By following these tips, you can increase your chances of being awarded an NSGP grant and making your organization safer. If you need assistance in the application process we are here to help. Please call us at 719-375-1466.

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