The Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection (DESPP) is providing the following application materials to eligible nonprofit organizations for the 2018 Nonprofit Security Grant Program.  Interested applicants must submit their application documents to DESPP to be included in the State’s application.  Nonprofit organizations cannot apply directly to DHS. 


Background:  The 2018 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for physical security enhancements and other security activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a potential terrorist attack.  This year the program was expanded to include $10 million dollars in nation-wide competitive funding for eligible Nonprofit Organizations located outside of designated urban areas (NSGP-S).  The State of Connecticut’s target allocation, per the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), is $200,000.  The guidance allows States to submit $300,000 in Non-profit applications (NSGP-S) over their target allocation.


Guidance documents: The full Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO), Fact Sheets, Key Changes and FAQs are available on the DHS website at last page of the NOFO (p.55) includes Helpful Hints for Nonprofits.


Nonprofit Application: For a complete application, eligible Non-profit Organizations must submit three documents to DESPP by the due date:

1) NSGP Investment Justification,

2) Vulnerability /Risk Assessment,

3) Mission Statement


More information on each document can be found in the NOFO starting on page 11.    Please note: A Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is required and should be entered in the space provided in the Investment Justification.  The Investment Justification should be completed and saved with a file name of NSGP_S_CT_<Nonprofit Name>.  The State does not have a required format for the Vulnerability/Risk Assessment – nonprofit organizations may want to consult with their local police department/agency.


Allowable projects:  Information on allowability can be found in the NOFO ( and on the Key Changes document.  A listing of unallowable costs is included on page 41 of the NOFO.


Due Date:  The application documents are due by email to DESPP no later than 3 PM on Friday, June 8, 2018.  Please email your Application documents to Rita Stewart at   The subject line should read:  2018 NSGP Application.   You will receive a confirmation email that your submission was received.  If you do not receive a confirmation email – please double check the email address and resend and/or contact us at 860-685-8461.


Review and Selection Process (NSGP-S):  The State and Federal Review process are outlined starting on p. 18 of the NOFO.


Award Cap:  The award cap for individual sub-awards is $50,000.  Although, there is no cost share requirement, if a submitted and awarded project exceeds $50,000, the remaining costs will be the responsibility of the applicant.




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