Grant Details

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) (Part B): State (NSGP-S) (Limited Eligibility) - FY 2024

Agency: U.S. Department of Homeland Security
CFDA: 97.008
Federal FON: DHS-24-GPD-008-00-99
Office: Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate (GPD)
Multipart Grant: Yes
Next Due: 06/24/2024 (Application)
Solicitation Date: 04/16/2024
Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $274,500,000 (Confirmed)
Range: $137,250,000 (Max)

The purpose of this program is to provide physical and cybersecurity enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack. This program also seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts. Each nonprofit organization must apply through its state administrative agency (SAA), which will rank and submit the application to the funding agency on behalf of the nonprofit organization.

For FY 2024, the specific priority of this program is to enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places. Additionally, there are several enduring security needs that crosscut the homeland security enterprise. The following are second-tier priorities that will help award recipients implement a comprehensive approach to securing communities:

  • Effective planning
  • Training and awareness campaigns
  • Exercises

Information sharing is encouraged. All project activities must be linked to enhancing the security and safety at the physical site of the nonprofit organization.

Refer to pages 7-8 of the NOFA file for a table of example project types in each priority area.

Eligible funding uses include:

  • Planning costs
  • Limited management and administration costs
  • Maintenance and sustainment costs
  • Training costs
  • Exercise costs
  • Evaluation costs
  • Construction and renovation costs
  • Contracted security personnel

Funding will be provided for the following program components:

  • (Part A): Urban Area (NSGP-UA)
  • (Part B): State (NSGP-S)

The purpose of the State (NSGP-S) component is to provide allocation funding to states that will redistribute funds to nonprofit organizations located outside of the designated urban areas funded by Part A of this program.

Eligibility for this component is limited to applicants and projects representing areas other than designated urban areas funded by Part A of this program. Refer to the Eligibility section for details.

Last Updated: April 17, 2024

Eligibility Notes:

Eligible applicants are state administrative agencies (SAAs) applying on behalf of nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.

Eligibility for this component is limited to projects serving nonprofit organizations located in areas other than designated urban areas for Part A of this program. Refer to pages 11-12 of the NOFA file for a list of designated urban areas.

Nonprofit organizations must demonstrate that they are at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack.

Nonprofit organizations that have locations both within and outside the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI)-designated high-risk urban areas may apply under both components of this program, depending on the physical location of the facilities. In such cases, the nonprofit organization must submit separate applications for each component, and each nonprofit organization may apply for a maximum of six locations total, with no more than three locations in either NSGP-Urban Area (NSGP-UA) or NSGP-S.

Eligible Applicants:
State Government
Application Notes:

Applications must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. ET on June 24, 2024.

Applications must be submitted online at

Applications must include:

  • SF 424
  • Certification regarding lobbying
  • SF 424A and/or SF 424C
  • SF 424B and/or SF 424D
  • SF LLL
  • Indirect cost agreement or proposal (if applicable)
  • Investment justifications (IJs)
  • SAA prioritization of IJs

The following are required in order to submit an application:

  • Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number
  • SAM (System for Award Management) registration
  • SPOC (state Single Point of Contact) notification

Applicants may obtain a UEI number and verify or renew SAM registration status at Applicants in states participating in the SPOC program must contact the relevant SPOC listed in the SPOC file before applying.

Applications will undergo two rounds of evaluation prior to award determinations being made. Refer to pages 35-41 of the NOFA file for additional information.

Refer to the NOFA file and Guide folder for additional application information.

Match Required: No
Actual Funds: $274,500,000 (Confirmed)
Range: $137,250,000 (Max)
Match Notes:

Matching funds are not required for this program.

Funding Notes:

A total of $274.5 million is available to support an expected 56 awards for this program overall, with $137.25 million available to support awards to subapplicants of up to $150,000 per site through this component. Refer to page 12 of the NOFA file for the target allocations for this component for each state or territory.

Funds will be provided on a reimbursement basis.

The anticipated funding selection date is no later than August 23, 2024, and the anticipated award date is no later than September 30, 2024.

The project period is 36 months and is expected to start on September 1, 2024, and end on August 31, 2027. Extensions to the project period may be permitted.

Pre-award costs will only be allowed with prior approval by the funding agency.

Construction and renovation costs must be approved in writing by the funding agency.

Management and administrative (M&A) costs are limited to 5 percent of the total award amount.

Funds may not be used for:

  • Organization costs and operational overtime costs
  • Weapons or weapons-related training
  • Proof-of-concept initiatives
  • Cameras for facial recognition software
  • Matching funds for any other federal awards
  • Lobbying
  • Intervention in federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings
  • Suing the federal government or any other government entity
  • Purchasing equipment for contracted security
  • Covered telecommunications equipment or services, as detailed on pages 18-19 of the ProgramGuide file in the Guide folder

Refer to page 34 of the NOFA file for information regarding additional unallowable costs.


Primary Contact:

Program Staff
(800) 368-6498

Financial Matters and Budgetary Technical Assistance Contact:

Program Staff

Equal Rights Contact:

Program Staff

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation Contact:

Program Staff

Agency Address
Federal Emergency Management Agency
500 C St., SW
Washington, D.C. 20472

Contact Notes:

Questions should be directed to the appropriate program contact, or to the appropriate regional contact listed online at

Applications must be submitted online at

The agency address provided is for reference purposes only.

NOFA File: US6573B_NOFA_FY2024.pdf (624.2 Kb)
Guide File: (3.1 Mb)
Application File: (2.3 Mb)
Other Pre-Award File: US6573B_KeyChanges_FY2024.pdf (48.6 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US6573B_FactSheet_FY2024.pdf (50.7 Kb)
Other Pre-Award File: US6573B_FAQ_FY2024.pdf (169.7 Kb)
Award File: US6573B_Award_FY2024.pdf (2.5 Mb)
Federal Forms:
SPOC (195.6 Kb)
File Notes:

The NOFA file contains the full solicitation for this program. The Guide folder contains additional program information and application instructions. The Application folder contains required forms for submission. The KeyChanges file contains an overview of changes made for the FY 2024 solicitation of this program. The FactSheet file contains a fact sheet for this program. The FAQ file contains a list of answers to frequently asked questions regarding this program. The Award file contains information on previous award recipients. The SPOC file contains information on the state Single Point of Contact program. Detailed guidelines for the funding agency’s application submission portal can be found online at

April 17, 2024
Full solicitation information for this program has been released and attached as the NOFA file. All sections have been updated accordingly.

February 7, 2024
Information regarding additional technical assistance webinars scheduled for this program has been released and attached as the Webinar file. The Application section has been updated accordingly.

November 9, 2023
Updated information regarding the time frame in which the December 8, 2023, webinar will take place has been released and attached as the PreNOFA file. The Application section has been updated accordingly.

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Grant Categories
Disaster Preparedness
Training & Vocational Services
Law Enforcement
Domestic Preparedness/Homeland Security