Category Archive: NSGP

The NSGP application period is closed | Next steps

Posted on June 11, 2013
Security Grant Website Use 2013

Use of the JCRC Security Grants Assistance website: 2013

This year, the NY Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services received 228 applications for Nonprofit Security grants. JCRC’s Security Grant Assistance site welcomed nearly 800 unique visitors in just two weeks (we had a national audience), viewing over 4,000 pages of information.

FY 2013 NSGP Applications will be reviewed through a two-phased State and Federal review process for completeness, adherence to programmatic guidelines, feasibility, and how well the Investment Justification (IJ) (project description and justification) addresses the identified risk.

A. NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) Review:

DHSES staff will conduct an initial review of each application submitted to ensure that each of the following questions have been answered positively. If any of the answers are “no,” the application will be disqualified without further review and consideration for DHS review.

  • Was the application submitted by 11:59 p.m. on June 10, 2013?
  • Is the application complete?
  • Does the applicant organization currently have IRS 501(c)(3) tax-exempt status?
  • Is the applicant organization registered, has recently applied for registration, or is exempt from registering with the Charities Bureau of the NYS Attorney General’s Office?
  • Is the proposed project site or facility located within the approved Urban Area of the New York City Metropolitan Area?
  • Is the applicant a responsible vendor as evidenced by the completed and signed and notarized grantee responsibility questionnaire? (Consistent with provisions of the State Comptrollers’ Bulletin G-221.)
  • Applicant provide up-to-date documentation of New York State Workers’ Compensation and Disability Benefits coverage or exemption (see Attachment E)?
  • Obtained and provided Dun and Brad Street Number?
  • Is a copy of the mission statement attached to your application?

B. State Administrative Agency and Urban Area Workgroup Review:

A review will be conducted by the NYC Urban Area Working Group (UAWG) in coordination with DHSES as the State Administrative Agency (SAA).  This portion of the review will focus on:

  • Need – The relative need for the nonprofit organization compared to the other applicants
  • Impact – The potential impact of the nonprofit organization in achieving maximum prevention and/or protection results at minimal cost

This review will produce a score of up to 40 points total. Applicants that have not received NSGP funding in the past will receive one bonus point on their total NY application score. Each application should receive a unique rank. Based on this review, NY DHSES develops a prioritized list of NSGP projects and submit the NY application scoring and ranking to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security by June 24, 2013.

C. Federal Review: The highest-scoring IJs from each submitting Urban Area will be reviewed by a panel of Federal evaluators. The list of successful grantees will be released some time before September 30, 2013.

NY Application Package Released | More JCRC assistance

Posted on May 29, 2013

The NY application package is posted here.
(Thank you Val)

All NY applicants must submit their materials via E-Grants by 11:59 PM on June 10, 2013.

  1. Check this blog and www.jcrcny.org/securitygrants often. We update existing and create additional materials. Find valuable additional assistance and suggestions at JFNA’s homeland security web page (registration required)
  2. Webinar. Click here to view a recording of the JCRC Webinar on the Nonprofit Security Grant Program application process here and the slides here.
  3. Nonprofit Security Grant Checklist 2013. The checklist is a step-by-step guide to help you complete the application package. Download it here.
  4. NY required attachments. This year applicants are required to submit a number of additional forms. Find out more here.
  5. Mission statement. Applicants will be required to upload their organizational mission statements along with theirInvestment Justification. We haven’t checked this, but it is likely that organizations that have not attached their mission statements will not be considered for a grant. Fear not. We posted What is a mission statement? to guide organizations without a mission statement.

NY Nonprofit Security Grant forms here

Posted on May 28, 2013

The recording or the 5/28/2013 webinar will be posted soon at www.jcrcny.org/securitygrants.

The NY package should be posted here on Wednesday. If you are impatient, here are the documents (Thank you Val):

Download the 2013 JCRC-NY Nonprofit Grant Checklist here.

Nonprofit Security Grant: Webinar and more info

Posted on May 23, 2013

2013 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Webinar

Tuesday, May 28, 2013
2:00 PM

Learn about the grant requirements and the NY E-Grants system.

Click here to RSVP. You will be sent a confirmation with the connection links. The system requires a high speed computer connection and speakers or headphones.

Our friends at NY DHSES are hard at work getting out the formal application package. However, you can get started immediately (remember: the grant is due on June 10, 2013). Since the guidance was released:

  1. Changes from last year. The grant application is essentially the same as last year. We have updated the JCRC Security Grants webpage at: www.jcrcny.org/securitygrants.
  2. Nonprofit Security Grant Checklist 2013. The checklist is a step-by-step guide to help you complete the application package. Download it here.
  3. Investment Justification template. Many people (including yours truly) were frustrated that DHS only posted a PDF copy of the template. A working template is now available on the JCRC Security Grants webpage. Click here to download a copy. (Thank you Val!)
  4. Mission statement. Applicants will be required to upload their organizational mission statements along with their Investment Justification. We haven’t checked this, but it is likely that organizations that have not attached their mission statements will not be considered for a grant. Fear not. We posted What is a mission statement? to guide organizations without a mission statement.
  5. E-Grants system. New York  applicants must submit their grants through the E-Grants system. If you have a E-Grants account and remember your information you need not do anything else. If you need to be reminded of your account name and/or password, send a note to grants@dhses.ny.gov.  New applicants must fill out an E-Grants Registration available in two formats: doc pdf.

The NY DHSES package should be available on or before Tuesday, May 28th, but you have plenty to do before then.

Updated: Nonprofit Grants Announcement

Posted on May 21, 2013

FY 2013 Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Key Dates and Time 

This is why we suggested that you start your work. The application window will be very short. Download the preliminary PDF version by clicking FY 2013 NSGP Investment Justification Template and get going now! N.B. It’s a PDF document, you will have to copy your answers into the official Excel spreadsheet which will be available on the NY DHSES website when they post the application package no later than Tuesday, 05/28/2013.

  • Application Start Date: In New York the NY DHSES needs to obtain certain clearances as required by the NY State contracting process before posting the application packet. It will be available no later than 05/28/2013. Click here to look at the NY DHSES website to see if the application package is posted.)
  • Application Submission Deadline Date: In New York,  the deadline will be June 10th.
  • E-Grants registration. New York  applicants must submit their grants through the E-Grants system. If you have a E-Grants account and remember your information you need not do anything else. If you need to be reminded of your account name and/or password, send a note to grants@dhses.ny.gov.  New applicants must fill out an E-Grants Registration  available in two formats: doc pdf
  • Mission statement. We are in the process of reviewing the guidance. Thus far, we’ve noticed one change: a requirement that applicants submit their “mission statements.” If your organization does not have a mission statement we will post some samples by next week at www.jcrcny.org/securitygrants.
  • Eligibility. You must be a 501(c)(3) organization located in an eligible area. New York City, Nassau, Suffolk and Westchester are eligible. No other counties in New York are eligible. For other states click here.
  • Anticipated Funding Selection Date: 08/02/2013
  • Anticipated Award Date: 09/30/2013

Total Funding Available in FY 2013: $10,000,000

Purpose: The FY 2013 NSGP provides support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack and located within one of the specific UASI-eligible Urban Areas.  While this funding is provided specifically to high-risk nonprofit organizations under The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6), the program seeks to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader State and local preparedness efforts.  It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as State and local government agencies.

The FY 2013 NSGP plays an important role in the implementation of the National Preparedness System (NPS) as detailed in Presidential Policy Directive 8 (PPD-8) by supporting the development and sustainment of core capabilities.  Core capabilities are essential for the execution of each of the five mission areas outlined in the National Preparedness Goal (NPG).  The development and sustainment of these core capabilities are not exclusive to any single level of government or organization, but rather require the combined effort of the whole community.  The FY 2013 NSGP supports all core capabilities in the Prevention, Protection, Mitigation, Response, and Recovery mission areas based on allowable costs.

Eligible Applicants: The State Administrative Agency (SAA) is the only entity eligible to apply to FEMA for NSGP funds on behalf of eligible nonprofit organizations (as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986).  Eligible nonprofit organizations determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs or mission and located within one of the designated FY 2013 UASI-eligible Urban Areas must apply for funding through their SAA.

Program Awards: FY 2013 NSGP funds will be allocated based on risk analysis, effectiveness, and integration with broader state and local preparedness efforts.  Each nonprofit organization may apply through their SAA for up to a $75,000 grant award.

Additional Information

  • FY 2013 NSGP Funding Opportunity Announcement
  • FY 2013 NSGP Fact Sheet
  • FY 2013 NSGP Investment Justification Template
  • FY 2013 NSGP Scoring Worksheet (to be completed by the SAA only)
Last Updated:
05/21/2013 – 10:48