The NSGPP provides a total of $1,000,000 for eligible nonprofit organizations described under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which have been determined by New Jersey’s Director of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP) to be at high risk of terrorist attack.

In order to combat an increasing threat potential during specific times or when high profile events are occurring, vulnerable nonprofits would benefit from additional funding to ensure security personnel is adequate to meet the increased need.

The NSGPP provides grants for eligible nonprofit organizations to expand existing security personnel or to hire permanent or temporary security personnel for the purpose of preparedness and reduction of vulnerability.

NOTE: OHSP will not hold a technical assistance conference for applicants. Instead, OHSP strongly advises that you view the comprehensive information session PowerPoint found here: Information Session.


For SFY 2019, the total amount of funds under this grant program is $1,000,000. Individual grant awards will not exceed $10,000.  All grants will be provided on a reimbursement basis. Awards will be allocated based on risk analysis, effectiveness and integration with broader State and local preparedness efforts.


Nonprofit organizations described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 which have been determined by New Jersey’s Director of Homeland Security to be at risk of terrorist attack. Interested nonprofits must apply directly to the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (OHSP)


This funding is exclusively for the hiring of security personnel and is limited to federal, state, county, or municipal law enforcement officers, active special law enforcement officers appointed pursuant to P.L.1985, c.439, or security officers registered pursuant to P.L. 2004, c.134.

Funding cannot be used to supplant the expenses of current security personnel, although funding may be used to supplement current security personnel.

NOTE: Management and Administrative expenses are not allowed under this grant. See the information session PowerPoint for additional exclusionary items.


The period of performance for New Jersey NSGPP is twelve (12) months from the date of award notifications.


The application submission deadline is May 11, 2018, by 11:59PM. (Applications received after this time will not be accepted.)

Your application submission must consist of the following four (4) documents:

  • Investment Justification (IJ)

  • Mission Statement

  • Risk/Vulnerability Assessment

  • 501(c)(3) Form

Applications are reviewed for completeness, adherence to programmatic guidelines, feasibility, and how well the described expenditures address the identified risk.  

Applications are reviewed and scored by OHSP security experts. Evaluation criteria include:

  • Findings from previously conducted threat or vulnerability assessments;

  • Identification and substantiation of prior threats or attacks by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the applicant based on the applicant’s ideology, beliefs, or mission;

  • Symbolic value of the site as a highly recognized regional, national, or historical institution that renders it a possible terrorist target;

  • Role of the applicant nonprofit in responding to terrorist attacks;

  • Integration of nonprofit preparedness with broader state and local preparedness efforts; and

  • Complete, feasible Investment Justification that address an identified risk, including threat and vulnerability, and build a core capability to mitigate that risk with the use of security personnel.

OHSP is available to address questions about the NSGPP program and the application process.


To submit your application as described above, please email In the subject line, be sure to include "NSGPP, SFY19, SP," and the legal name of your nonprofit organization.

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