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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has announced their intent to release the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for FY2020 for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). 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.
Under the NPSG-S the State of Alaska was awarded $100,000.00 in FY2019.
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 5, 2020.
The federal DHS has not yet released FY 2020 NOFO. When released, the complete FY 2020 NSGP NOFO will be posted on this website. While not anticipated, the federal guidance release may contain additional program requirements or objectives. Any significant modifications will be communicated and if needed, will be addressed in 2020 Obligating Awards and accompanying award letters for successful recipients.
At this time specifics on the amount of funding Alaska may receive is unknown. DHS&EM anticipates receiving approximately $100,000.00 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 Guideline, 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 5, 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 5, 2020.
Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Management
Mr. Michael "Mike" Sutton was appointed as acting director of the Alaska Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHS&EM) within the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans Affairs on December 11, 2017. He was appointed Deputy Director on June 5, 2015.
Mr. Sutton started his career with the State of Alaska in November of 2005. Mike was the Exercise Program manager in the DHS&EM Preparedness Branch where he planned, coordinated, executed and evaluated the largest homeland security exercise in Alaska's history - Alaska Shield 07.
Following a highly successful exercise and after more than 28 years of public service, Mr. Sutton ventured into the private sector and started his own business. As president of Alaska's leading veteran-owned emergency management consulting firm, he won contracts for developing an Emergency Operations Plan for the National Science Foundation's Antarctic outpost at McMurdo Station, writing the Alaska Catastrophic Response Plan for FEMA Region X, creating the first Regional Tribal Response Plan for FEMA, and updating emergency operations plans for dozens of Alaska's borough's and communities.
Mr. Sutton retired from the U.S. Air Force in 2005 after 25 years of service with over 2,400 hours in the F-4E and RC-135 aircraft.
Mr. Sutton holds a Bachelors of Business Administration Degree from Texas A&M University graduating in 1978, and completed post-graduate work in Leadership, Management, and Cultural Diversity. Mr. Sutton is a Distinguished Graduate of Squadron Officer's School, completed Air Command and Staff College, and is a graduate of Armed Forces Staff College.
Mike is an avid outdoorsman and can be found on most weekends with his wife Alisha on one of Alaska's many hiking trails or on their boat out in Prince William Sound. They have 3 grown children and live in Anchorage, Alaska.
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