Pa Security Grant For Non-Profit
PEMA (Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency) is currently preparing for the FY 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) announcement.
NSGP is a federal program administered by PEMA; the purpose of this program is to provide funding to eligible nonprofit organizations, generally limited to target hardening and physical security enhancements. The focus is on organizations that are at high risk of a potential terrorist attack. The program further seeks the integration of preparedness activities of the nonprofit sector with the local and state preparedness efforts, while promoting emergency preparedness collaboration and coordination.
Currently, the grant is closed but will be re-opening for the 2020FY within the next month or two. Before the grant opens for submissions there are steps you can take to get prepared.
The Checklist for grant submission can be found here: (PDF format) 
NSGP Eligibility
The minimum eligibility requirements for entities wishing to apply for this grant are:
     -Registered/recognized as a 501(c)(3) organization as described in the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, title 26 of the U.S.C., and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code.
     -Physically located within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
     -Be at a high risk of a terrorist attack based on the following:
               -Identification and substantiation of prior threats or attacks (from within or outside the U.S.) by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the applicant based on their ideology, beliefs, or mission.
               -Symbolic value of the site(s) as a highly recognized regional and/or national or historical                                institution(s) that renders the site a possible target of terrorism.
               -Findings from previously conducted threat and/or vulnerability assessments.
     -Integration of nonprofit preparedness with broader state and local preparedness efforts.
               -Contact with local county emergency management coordinator (PDF).
     -Obtained a Dun and Bradstreet Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number. Instructions for registration can be found at Dun and Bradstreet’s website under the D-U-N-S Number section. Registration is free.
    -Initiate registration in the System for Award Management (SAM). An initial registration in SAM is required at the time of grant application. The SAM registration must be completed by September 30 for all awardees. The applicant registration in SAM is not a FEMA requirement.
To attend a workshop on NSGP register here.
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