Washington State 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.

The FY24 NSGP application period is now closed.

All applications must be received by EMD no later than Monday, May 27, 2024, at 11:59PM.

2024 NSGP Timeline for Washington State

Notice of Funding Opportunity Published

Tuesday, April 16, 2024

WA Nonprofit Applications due to EMD

Monday, May 27, 2024, NLT 11:59PM

2024 NSGP Awards Announced

July/August 2024

Agreements Drafted

September/October 2024

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.

Key Updates to the FY24 application:

  • Funding decreased nationally. We expect that Washington State will have a decreased number of successful applicants in NSGP-UA and NSGP-S.
  • FEMA added 4 new Authorized Equipment List items.

If you plan to apply for FY25, you can get started here:

  1. UEI 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 contact 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 section. You can find the questions under “Investment Justification Checklist” in the Fiscal Year 2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Subapplicant Quick Start Guide.

A completed application requires three documents: Mission Statement, Vulnerability Assessment, completed Investment Justification. You must submit the Investment Justification in the FY24 fillable PDF format provided by FEMA.

Upcoming Webinars Hosted by Washington EMD

Workshops for FY25 NSGP are anticipated to begin in late January and February 2025. We will post updates to this webpage once the dates and times have been finalized.

We encourage you to sign up for our NSGP Mailing List to receive notifications regarding key changes, important announcements, and workshops for future NSGP grant years.

Technical Assistance

Technical Assistance for FY24 NSGP applications is no longer available.

NSGP Resources

Nonprofit Security Grant Program | FEMA.gov: Find all historical resources related to NSGP and visit this site for the most up-to-date information available.

Fiscal Year 2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Program Subapplicant Quick Start Guide: Find a plain-language overview of the program and application processes.

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.

FEMA Investment Justification Form: The fillable PDF application. This application can be difficult to open. You will need to download the PDF and then open it from your downloads folder in Adobe.

Questions and Inquiries:

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