Washington FY2024 NSGP Application Details

The following information is applicable to all potential Washington state applicants interested in applying for the FY2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Program.
Organizations must meet two criteria to apply:

  1. The organization is a registered 501(c)(3) nonprofits or otherwise are organizations as described under 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) and tax-exempt under section 501(a) of the IRC.
  2. The organization can demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist attack.

    We anticipate that the Federal Fiscal Year 2024 NSGP Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be published between late March and late April 2024. Due to the late start of the application period, we are anticipating a short application period of less than three weeks.

When the NOFO has been published, our office will update this page with any changes from the previous year and publish the due date applications must be received by our office.

If you plan to apply, there are a few things you can do to prepare:

  1. 1UEI and Entity Registration (sam.gov): To submit an application, you must have an assigned Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) and have an active Entity Registration in Sam.gov. It’s important that you request these items immediately as it takes time to process.
    1. To Request a UEI and/or Register/Renew your Entity Registration please visit Sam.gov.
  2. Vulnerability Assessment: All applications will require an up-to-date Vulnerability Assessment. Up to date is considered to be completed within the past three years. To complete this requirement, you may email your CISA representative or your local police department to conduct your assessment. Alternatively, you may use CISA’s Houses of Worship Security Self-Assessment.
  3. Investment Justification: The application is known as an Investment Justification (IJ). You can begin crafting your responses to each of the questions in preparation for submission. We recommend that you complete the application in a Word document for easy editing, transferring your information into the IJ template when final. Please be aware that the final Adobe document has character limits for each sePreparedness.Grants@mil.wa.govction. You can find the questions from previous years under “Investment Justification Checklist” in the Fiscal Year 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Subapplicant Quick Start Guide.


Upcoming Webinars Hosted by WA SAA

Thursday, Feb. 1, 2024 at 1 p.m. (PST)
For access to the workshop, please email: Preparedness.Grants@mil.wa.gov

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at 10 a.m. (PST)

For access to the workshop, please email: Preparedness.Grants@mil.wa.gov

Upcoming Webinars Hosted by FEMA

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites interested organizations to attend upcoming webinars regarding the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The NSGP is a competitive grant awarded to nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack for the purposes of facility hardening and other security enhancements.

FEMA is committed to providing quality customer service to all nonprofit organization stakeholders. Therefore, GPD is offering the following informational webinars for all those interested in learning more about the NSGP priorities, eligibility and application process.

For all attendees, it is strongly recommended that you review the existing NSGP resources available below to maximize the benefit of attendance:
Please note that depending on the timing of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations bill, final FY 2024 information on the NSGP may not be available at the time of the webinars. Interested nonprofit organizations should maintain communication with their State Administrative Agency (SAA) for all deadlines and application requirements.

Webinar Schedule and Registration Links

Thursday, Feb 8, 2024 at 11 a.m. (PST)

Friday, Feb. 16, 2024 at 10 a.m. (PST)

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 at  12 p.m. (PST)

Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024 at 10 a.m. (PST)

Friday, March 8, 2024 at 11 a.m. (PST) 

Thursday, March 14, 2024 at 1 p.m. (PST)

Friday, March 22, 2024 at 11 a.m. (PST)

Following registration, you will receive a calendar invitation via email for the webinar. The link to join the webinar will be contained in that calendar event email. It may take time for this email to arrive – please be patient following registration and be sure to check your junk/spam folders.

NSGP Resources

NSGP Webpage – FEMA.gov: Find all historical resources related to NSGP and visit this site for the most up-to-date information available.

Subapplicant Quick Start Guide: Find a plain-language overview of the program and application processes.* *NOTE: THIS DOCUMENT IS UPDATED ANNUALLY. THE CURRENT QUICK START GUIDE IS SUBJECT TO CHANGE.

NSGP Introductory Video: Find a brief explanation of the program and become familiar with the aspects of an NSGP sub-application.

Physical Security | Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA): Find additional resources, including a vulnerability self-assessment and other helpful safety and security information for nonprofits.

Questions and Inquiries

Chris Burd
Washington State NSGP Program Manager
Office: (253) 512-7482

Click here to make an appointment.

If you would like to learn more or have questions about applying, our office will host a series of workshops, as well as offer open office hours and technical assistance. Please use the self-service scheduling option to book an appointment during the designated NSGP Interested Applicant open office hours. Please only select one date/time that works with your schedule and you will be automatically booked for an appointment.