NSGP Grant

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding to organizations, as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, at high risk of terrorist attacks and located within designated areas of New Jersey.

Eligible 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations must utilize funding for the purchase and installation of security equipment on property owned or leased by the nonprofit organization. Equipment is limited to select items contained within categories 14 and 15 on FEMA's Authorized Equipment List; they include CCTV, card access readers, blast film, lighting, fencing, and bollards.

As a condition of accepted funds, the nonprofit organization must complete the Environmental and Historical Preservation Screening Form, which the federal government requires.

NOTE: Eligible recipients who plan to apply for this funding opportunity, but who have not obtained a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number and/or are not currently registered in the System for Award Management (SAM), should take immediate action to obtain a DUNS Number, if applicable, and then to register immediately in SAM.

Information on obtaining a DUNS number and registering in SAM is available from at: http://www.Grants.gov/web/grants/register.html.

OHSP will not hold a technical assistance conference for applicants. Instead, OHSP strongly encourages that you view the comprehensive information session PowerPoint on IJ Writing found here:

NOTE: Eligible applicants for the UASI NSGP (NSGP-UA) FFY18 grant cycle may now apply for a maximum of $150,000.00 per organization and eligible categories now include Equipment, Training, Planning, & Exercise


OHSP is planning to hold an FY18 SHSP NSGP Investment Justification (IJ) Writing Workshop at Burlington County Library’s Auditorium (5 Pioneer Boulevard, Westampton, NJ 08060) on Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 10:00 am for 501(c)(3) Nonprofit organizations within these nine NJ counties: Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Mercer, Salem, and Warren.

Directions and Workshop Agenda will be emailed to all who register for this event.   

Registration form for this Workshop is here:              


All completed applications are due back to NJOHSP via email no later than 11:59 pm on Friday, June 8th.

Please submit the following four documents or your IJ application will not be eligible:

  • Investment Justification (IJ)

  • Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA)

  • Mission Statement

  • 501(c)(3) letter from IRS

Ensure that the appropriate naming convention listed below is used on IJ attachment when submitting the application package to OHSP:


  • Investment Justifications: “NSGP_UA_NJ_<Nonprofit Name>”


  • Investment Justifications: “NSGP_S_NJ_<Nonprofit Name>”

Please have your “Subject” line in your return email entitled:

  • For UASI applicants: FY18 NSGP-UA IJ Submission (your organization’s name)

  • For SHSP (non UASI/MSA) applicants: FY18 NSGP-S IJ Submission (your organization’s name)