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The Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) has extended the application period for the 2020 Nonprofit Homeland Security Grant Program (NSGP) to 11:59 PM Alaska Time on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2020 for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in February, 2020. This program allows for eligible nonprofits in Alaska to apply for funding for physical security enhancements and other security activities (planning, exercise, and training) through the NSGP-State program.
In FY2019, the State of Alaska was awarded $100,000.00 for the NPSG-S program.
To prepare, the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM), is soliciting NPSG-S project applications from eligible non-profits until 11:59 PM Alaska Time on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
DHS&EM anticipates receiving approximately $400,000.00 for projects throughout the entire State. Funding will be administered as subaward(s) by the program’s State Administrative Agency (SAA), the DHS&EM.
Individual subawards are capped at $100,000 per program guidance. If feasible, projects may be partially funded to maximize the program’s benefit. The FY 2020 NSGP local period of performance is anticipated to be 24 months, October 01, 2020 through September 30, 2022.
DHS&EM is instructing applicants to review the State’s Overview and Guidelines, the FY 2020 NOFO, and the FEMA Preparedness Grants Manual for specifics on program priorities and eligible activities. The Investment Justification (IJ) serves as the majority of the “application” for the grant.
The NSGP focuses on target hardening projects and projects related to security training for all nonprofit staff, planning related costs, and exercise related costs, in addition to allowable target hardening equipment. The NSGP seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with broader state and local preparedness efforts. Please read the NOFO for further program guidelines.
Eligible nonprofit organizations are described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code. The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3) and are determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of Homeland Security.
Complete applications must be received by DHS&EM by 11:59 PM Alaska Time on Thursday, March 19, 2020. Applications should be submitted via email to email@example.com or fax to 907-428-7009. Email of the documents is the preferred method of submission. Information on the State’s review and scoring process can be found in the NOFO.
As part of the FY 2020 NSGP application each eligible nonprofit subapplicant must submit the following four (4) documents to DHS&EM by 11:59 PM Alaska Time on Thursday, March 19, 2020.
Applicants will also need a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Applications can only be submitted with a current and valid DUNS number; pending DUNS numbers will not be accepted.
Webinar Invitation Information
DHS is holding informational webinar on the grant program for interested subapplicants. Webinars are scheduled for March 5 and March 12. Please see attached Invitation document for more information there is also an archived webinar available from FEMA.
For additional questions please contact the DHS&EM Grants Section by email firstname.lastname@example.org or at 907-428-7000, toll-free 800-478-2337.
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