NJOHSP Accepting Applications for Federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program

April 15, 2019

Press Contact: Patrick R. Rigby
communications@njohsp.gov | 609.584.4392

TRENTON, NJ ­— On April 15, the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) launched the federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) application process. Interested nonprofit organizations have until May 10 to apply.

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appropriated funding within Federal Fiscal Year 2019 to support the NSGP for nonprofit organizations. The grant program allows for the purchase of equipment and for planning and training activities geared toward enhancing security where it is most needed. There are two federal NSGP programs: the Newark/Jersey City Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) NSGP titled the NSGP-UA and the State NSGP program titled NSGP-S.

These federal programs provide grant-funding opportunities based on the applicant’s geographic location, as described below:

  • NSGP-UA: This program is limited to nonprofit organizations located within designated areas of New Jersey (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Ocean, Passaic, Somerset, Sussex and Union counties).

  • NSGP-S: This program is limited to nonprofit organizations located within designated areas of New Jersey (Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem and Warren counties).

DHS will give 10 bonus points to applicants who have not received NSGP funding in the past.

“NJOHSP remains committed to ensuring organizations in communities across New Jersey are well-equipped to combat an ever-changing threat landscape,” said Jared M. Maples, Director of the New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. “Funding provided through the NSGP is a critical resource to enhance security measures and build resiliency capabilities for the protection of residents and visitors throughout the State.”

DHS has notified each state of these federal NSGP programs and is encouraging full participation. Please be mindful of the required Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA) of the facility where you seek to enhance security measures. This can be completed by your local police department or county prosecutor’s office. You may also visit NJOHSP’s website and utilize the Facility Self-Assessment Tool.

Please visit www.njhomelandsecurity.gov/grantsfor more information about this and other grant opportunities as they become available.


The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP), a Cabinet-level agency, was created in 2006. The Director serves as the Governor’s Homeland Security Advisor, and is responsible for leading and coordinating the State’s counterterrorism, cybersecurity, and emergency preparedness efforts while building resiliency throughout the State across all levels of government and the private sector. NJOHSP oversees and distributes discretionary State and federal homeland security and emergency preparedness funds on behalf of New Jersey. More information about NJOHSP can be found at www.njhomelandsecurity.gov.