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About Grants





The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to eligible non-profit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack; and, in previous funding opportunities, located within one of the urban areas receiving funding under the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI).  Now also awarded to non-UASI areas – States, the program seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of non-profit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with broader State and local preparedness efforts. The NSGP-S also serves to promote emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives, as well as State and local government agencies. The NSGP-S supports the Quadrennial Homeland Security Review Mission to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.  The Grant award total per entity is capped at $150,000.


Eligible applicants will be organizations described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, and determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security to be high risk of terrorism attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. 

  • [501(c)(3) tax-exemptions apply to entities that are organized and operated exclusively for religious, charitable, scientific, literary, or educational purposes, or for testing for public safety, or to foster national or international amateur sports competition, or for the prevention of cruelty to children or animals].


Beginning in FY 2018, Congress appropriated $10 million from the State Homeland Security Program for non-profit organizations that could be located anywhere in a State/territory, not just a UASI designated urban area for target hardening.  Nebraska has been a recipient of this grant for these past four years.


Applications for grant funds will be in the Spring of each year.  If you are interest in applying, contact Julie Mayers at: with your contact information, so that when the grant is announced for application you will receive all the materials necessary for a successful application of this highly competitive grant.  For more information on this grant and its uses go to: