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Fiscal Year 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

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Fiscal Year 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

March 31

The Louisiana Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness (GOHSEP) as the State Administrative Agent (SAA), is pleased to share with you that the FY2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) has been announced.  This grant opportunity is open to eligible nonprofit organizations throughout Louisiana.

Under the Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 NSGP, $90 million will be awarded:

  • $50 million for NSGP-Urban Area (NSGP-UA)
  • $40 million for NSGP-State (NSGP-S)

NSGP-UA provides funding for nonprofit organizations located within a FY 2020 UASI-designated urban area

  • Louisiana is a Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated urban area.
  • The UASI-designated area includes parishes within Region 1:  Orleans, Jefferson, Plaquemines and St. Bernard.
  • Award amount will be based on final approved applications.
  • If the physical address of the nonprofit organization for which you are applying is within a FY 2020 UASI-designated urban area, then you may apply to NSGP-UA.

NSGP-S provides funding for nonprofit organizations located outside of FY 2020 UASI-designated urban areas.

  • Louisiana’s portion of this amount is $700,000 total, which will be distributed among all final approved subawards.
  • If the physical address of the nonprofit organization for which you are applying is outside of a FY 2020 UASI-designated urban area, then you may apply to NSGP-S.

Nonprofits may not apply to both programs. Applications that are received for the wrong program will be deemed ineligible.

Eligible applicants include nonprofit organizations that can be deemed an organization described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; Title 26 of the U.S.C., and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.  Secondly, the organization must have verifiable threat information and have a completed vulnerability assessment provided by the SAA or equivalent vulnerability assessment.  Finally, the organization must be able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist attack.

In order to qualify for this funding, the nonprofit organization must have a DUNS number.  Click here to review requirements:  https://www.grants.gov/applicants/organization-registration/step-1-obtain-duns-number.html.


The nonprofit organization application package submission deadline to the SAA (GOHSEP) is 4:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  There will be NO EXCEPTIONS to the deadline of 4:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Nonprofit organizations should NOT submit their applications in Grants.Gov.

Application packages must be complete, so please pay careful attention to the required application documents listed below.  Any application that is incomplete will NOT BE ACCEPTED, and not included in the overall grant submission to DHS for funding consideration.  Individual nonprofit sub-awards will be capped up to a maximum of $100,000 

For your reference and use, attached are the following FY2020 NSGP documents:

  • FY2020 NOFO (Grant Guidance)
  • FY2020 Investment Justification (complete and submit with application)
  • Vulnerability Assessment  (complete and submit with application)
  • FY 2020 NSGP Overview (Louisiana Specific Application Guidance)

As part of the FY2020 NSGP application, each eligible nonprofit must submit the following three (3) documents to the SAA electronically to [email protected] (“_[email protected]”) by 4:00 pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2020.  Please note the underscore as the first character in the email address.  Our agency will acknowledge the receipt of your application information.  If you do not receive confirmation within 24 hours, please contact me directly.




  1. NSGP Investment Justification (IJ)

Each nonprofit must develop a formal Investment Justification (IJ) that addresses each investment proposed for funding. Security enhancements must be for the locations that the nonprofit occupies at the time of application. The investments or projects described in the IJ must:

  • Be for the location(s) that the nonprofit occupies at the time of application;
  • Address an identified risk, including threat and vulnerability, and
  • Build or sustain a core capability identified in the National Preparedness Goal;
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide enhancements consistent with the purpose of the program and guidance provided by DHS/FEMA;
  • Be both feasible and effective at reducing the risks for which the project was designed;
  • Be able to be fully completed within the three-year period of performance; and
  • Be consistent with all applicable requirements outlined in the NOFO.
  1. Vulnerability/Risk Assessment

Each nonprofit must include its vulnerability/risk assessment on which the request in the IJ is based.

  1. Mission Statement

Each nonprofit must include its Mission Statement and any mission implementing policies or practices that may elevate the organization’s risk. SAAs will use the Mission

Statement along with information provided in the applicant’s IJ in order to validate the organization is one of the following types: 1) Ideology-based/Spiritual/Religious; 2)

Educational; 3) Medical; or 4) Other.


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