The application package was released in record time, thank you Shelley Wahrlich and Marianne Lindsay! Sign up for the April 14th webinar now!

The FY 2015 Urban Areas Security Initiative Nonprofit Security Grant Program (UASI NSGP) has been posted on the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services website and is ready for immediate action by interested eligible nonprofits.  A maximum of up to $75,000 in grant funds can be applied for to provide funding support for target hardening and physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at a high risk of a terrorist attack.  Please note that in NY, only nonprofits from the NYC Urban Area (5 boroughs and the counties of Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester) may apply. (Click here for the areas outside of NY.)  The NY Request for Application and other required documents can be found at

Nonprofit organizations that are applying for this funding opportunity must be PREQUALIFIED in the NYS Grants Gateway prior to application submission. If you Prequalified last year, check your Document Vault to confirm if any of your documents need to be updated. To learn more about prequalification, go to the Grants Reform website

The due date for applications is 11:59 PM on May 4, 2015.  Any applications and supporting documentation received after the due date and time will not be considered.  If you have any technical questions you can call 1-866-837-9133.

Sen. Charles Schumer, Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, the NY Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services and the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York will offer a grant webinar on Tuesday, April 14th at 10:30 AM. The webinar will feature representatives of the NY Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services discussing the application process and guidance from the JCRC-NY on how to complete the core of the application: the Investment Justification. Of course you can find detailed help at our Security Grants

  1. Download the NY application package here. It contains the official “Request for Applications” and supporting documents. Consider this site the “final word” on all matters in NY. Applicants outside of NY should contact their state authorities.
  2. Register for the webinar. Click here to register for the April 14th webinar. Instructions on how to sign on will be sent to all registrants by email prior to the webinar.
  3. Subscribe. Click here to subscribe to the JCRC-NY Security and Emergency Preparedness Alert list. Subscribers will receive updates on the security grant program and other alerts.
  4. Investment Justification. This is the core of the application package. You can see this year’s template here.
  5. Assessments. The application requires a “previously conducted risk assessment.” The assessment could be a crime prevention survey from your local police or other governmental sources, from private vendors or self -conducted. For more information see: