The Nonprofit Security Grant program is a component of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget, which is the main attraction of the current Washington drama (see below).

Bottom line: we are virtually certain that there will that there will be a grant program, the question is timing. The way things look, the NY application package may not be ready until mid or late April and due during the first two weeks of May. We suspect that once the grant application package is released it will be substantially similar to previous years, so get started now!

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Update (March 3) There is now a DHS budget that includes $13 million for the Nonprofit Security grant program.

Update (March 1):  President Obama signed a one week DHS Continuing Resolution (CR).  In terms of any grant programs, this only delays the application process. Assume that it will take 5-6 weeks after the President signs a full-year to issue the application, with few, or no, options to  postpone the due date.