NJOHSP has been awarded over $4.2 million for nonprofit organizations under the Jersey City/Newark Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), a 214-percent increase from 2015, and the second-highest total in the nation.

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.


All completed IJs are due back to NJOHSP via email to DFields@njohsp.gov on or before
11:59 p.m. (EST) on Sunday, June 11th, 2017.

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

  • Investment Justification (IJ)
  • Vulnerability Risk Assessment (VRA)
  • Mission Statement

Please have your “Subject” line in your return email entitled: FY17 NSGP IJ Submission (your organization’s name)