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2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Information

On February 14th, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) released the Fiscal Year 2020 Homeland Security Grant Program .  

The Fiscal Year 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is one of three grant programs that constitute Department of Homeland Security (DHS) DHS/Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) focus on enhancing the ability of state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as nonprofits, to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from terrorist attacks. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the DHS to help strengthen the nation’s communities against potential terrorist attacks. Among the five basic homeland security missions noted in the 2018 DHS Quadrennial Homeland Security Review, NSGP supports the goal to Strengthen National Preparedness and Resilience.

The 2018-2022 FEMA Strategic Plan creates a shared vision for reducing the risks posed by terrorism and sets an ambitious, yet achievable, path forward to unify and further professionalize emergency management across the country. The NSGP supports the goals of Building a Culture of Preparedness and Readying the Nation for Catastrophic Disasters. We invite our stakeholders and partners to also adopt these priorities and join us in building a more prepared and resilient nation.

For more information and to see if your nonprofit is eligible, please review the following documents.

For eligible organizations, please note the following timelines and requirements.

In order to ensure successful completion and submission of the grant, all NSGP grant applications must be completed and returned to our office by 5:00 PM CST on March 27, 2020Rather than submitting to an individual person as in the past, please submit your applications to Homeland.Security@tn.gov . Because our timeline is rather short, this email account is monitored by several staff members and will allow for a more efficient processing of applications. Once our office receives the applications, they will be reviewed and scored for submission to DHS.

Please check back here for updates and new information as it becomes available. If you have any questions that are not addressed in the resources provided, please call our office at 615-532-7825.