The 2016 U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) budget includes $20 million for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program. According to the best information DHS will release its general grant guidance information to the states in mid-February. NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (NY DHSES) will then develop its RFA (application package) based on the DHS guidance. The RFA will specify a deadline for all applications to be electronically submitted. Note: In NY, the requirements and deadlines posted by NY DHSES are final.

This year, we expect very few changes in the RFA. Make sure that you’re prequalified (see below). Don’t wait. If you intend to apply for the grant get started now.

NSGP 2016: Here’s what you can do now
Prequalification NY nonprofits should register at &
complete their Document Vault . See JCRC-NY’s additional
information at:

If your nonprofit was previously prequalified, you will still have to update certain documents or your document vault is expired. Check our your document vault for more information.

E-Grant registration If you have an existing account (and remember the
username/password), you’re fine; to register for the DHSES E-Grant
system, email:
Risk assessment Find guidance and contacts at:
Investment Justification Download and work on responses to each section. It’s unlikely that there will be any significant changes, except possibly Section VII (Impact).
For the most up-to-date info

JCRC-NY and UJA-Federation worked closely with JFNA and its partners worked very hard to bolster the NSGP program allocation this year, and the roles of the Orthodox Union and Agudath Israel were critical.