The deadline to apply for the FY21 NSGP has passed. All eligible FY21 NSGP applications were due to Wisconsin Emergency Management by April 13, 2021. Information on the FY22 NSGP will posted on this page once it's available.

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.

FY21 NSGP Information Below

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

Garrison Ledbury  / Carl.Stenbol  


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