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Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) (Idaho)

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    Funder Type

    State Government

    IT Classification

    B - Readily funds technology as part of an award


    Idaho Office of Emergency Management


    The NSGP provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack. The program seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations with broader state and local preparedness efforts. The NSGP also serves to promote emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives as well as state and local government agencies. 

    The FY 2020 NSGP supports investments that improve the ability of organizations nationwide to:

    • Prevent a threatened or an actual act of terrorism;
    • Protect our citizens, residents, visitors, and assets against the greatest threats and hazards;
    • Mitigate the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of future disasters;
    • Respond quickly to save lives, protect property and the environment, and meet basic human needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic incident; and/or
    • Recover through a focus on the timely restoration, strengthening, and revitalization of infrastructure, housing, and a sustainable economy, as well as the health, social, cultural, historic, and environmental fabric of communities affected by a catastrophic incident.

    Emphasis is placed on capabilities that address the greatest risks to the security and resilience of the United States, and the greatest risks along the Nation's borders. To ensure the proper allocation of FY2020 funds, priority will be given to projects that enhance the protection of soft targets/crowded places.

    Allowable NSGP costs include: 

    • Planning
    • Equipment - Eligible costs must focus on target hardening and physical security enhancements. This is limited to items in the following categories - (1) Category 14: Facility Security Enhancement Equipment, and (2) Category 15: Inspection and Screening Systems?. A comprehensive list of allowable equipment in these categories can be found in the DHS Authorized Equipment List (AEL) at:
    • Construction and Renovation 
    • Training
    • Exercises
    • Maintenance and Sustainment 
    • Management and Administration (M&A) fees - Costs directly relating to the management and administration of IBSGP funds, such as financial management and monitoring. M&A costs may not exceed five percent (5%) of the total grant award.

    History of Funding

    The FY19 allocation for the Idaho Nonprofit Security Grant Program was $150,000.

    Additional Information

    Funds may not be used for:
    • Planning, organization, exercise, operational overtime, and travel costs
    • Hiring of Public Safety Personnel
    • General-use Expenditures
    • Overtime and Backfill
    • Initiatives that do not address the implementation of programs/initiatives to build prevention and protection-focused capabilities directed at identified facilities and/or the surrounding communities
    • Initiatives which study technology development
    • Proof-of-concept initiatives
    • Initiatives that duplicate capabilities being provided by the Federal Government
    • Organizational operating expenses


    Karen Wallen

    Karen Wallen
    4040 Guard St., Bldg. 600
    Boise, ID 83705-5004
    (208) 258-6518

  • Eligibility Details

    Eligible applicants are nonprofit organizations 1) designated as a 501(c)3 agency; and (2) Determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of DHS.

    Deadline Details

    SAA's were to apply to FEMA on behalf of state and local agencies by April 30, 2020. Local deadlines vary based on state administration. A similar deadline is anticipated annually. 

    Award Details

    NSGP-State: Up to $500,000 will be available for Idaho applicants. Individual awards may be up to $100,000.

    Cost sharing/matching is not required. Project periods will extend up to 36-months, starting September 1, 2020.

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