All NSGP FY20 applications are due to Wisconsin Emergency Management by March 23 at Noon. Late or incomplete applications will be deemed ineligible and not be sent to FEMA for review.

WEM administers a federal grant that Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers each year called the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The NSGP provides funding support to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. If this description fits your organization, please read the information below to learn how the grant program is administered and what the nationally competitive grant application requires.

NSGP allowable costs are focused on security-related activities. Funding can be used for security-related planning; exercises; training; contracted security personnel; and the acquisition and installation of security equipment on real property (including buildings and improvements) owned or leased by the nonprofit organization at the time of application.

If you are interested in applying, read all the documents below, starting with the WEM Summary of the NSGP NOFO.

Application Information

The WEM Summary of NSGP NOFO FY20 Word file in cludes eligibility, application instructions, timelines, and highlights from FEMA’s documents. This summary is a quick overview and provides the State of Wisconsin specific instructions and deadlines. The application deadline is noon on March 23, 2020. Incomplete or late applications will be deemed ineligible and will not be considered for funding.

The following two forms are required for an application. Organizations must also submit a mission statement and vulnerability assessment.

FEMA released two documents that thoroughly explain the program and its requirements. Review the FY20 Notice of Funding Opportunity  PDF file and FY20 Preparedness Grants Manual   PDF file for critical details about how to participate in this program from application to grant award to closing out a completed project.

Helpful Resources

Glossary of Key Terms
FEMA: Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is the federal agency administering the NSGP.
IJ: Investment Justification is the name for the application form that is submitted from the nonprofit agency to WEM and then to FEMA. The IJ is an Excel document, which is linked above.
NOFO: Notice of Funding Opportunity. This is the guidance that explains the grant process, deadlines, eligible applicants, eligible expenses, requirements of the application, and terms and conditions of the grant award.
SAA: State Administrative Agency for a grant. In this case, that is Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM).
Sub-applicant/sub-grantee/sub-recipient: Each is a different name for the organization that is applying for or receiving a grant award from the SAA.
WEM: Wisconsin Emergency Management is a division within the state agency, Department of Military Affairs. DMA is the designated State Administrative Agency for the NSGP and the Homeland Security Grant Program. WEM staff are the points of contact for the NSGP in Wisconsin.

FEMA website
The website has a few other documents that may be helpful including FAQ, Key Changes, and NSGP Fact Sheet. Link URL

WEM Staff
If you have additional questions about the program, please contact .


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