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Grants to Texas Nonprofits for Projects that Improve Protection Against Terrorism

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

GrantWatch ID# 185368
Agency: State

Funding Source
Texas Office of the Governor (OOG) - Public Safety Office (PSO) - Homeland Security Grants Division (HSGD)
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Geographic Focus
USA: Texas

Important Dates
Deadline: 03/17/23 5:00 PM CST Save

Grant Description
Grants to Texas nonprofit organizations for projects and activities that improve physical safety and security. Applicants are advised that required registrations may take several weeks to finalize. Funding is intended for expenses associated with the construction, management, training, equipment purchases, and contracted personnel for organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attacks based on their ideology, beliefs, or mission. Funding may also be used for other security activities.

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) seeks to integrate the preparedness activities of nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack with broader state and local preparedness efforts. The NSGP also serves to promote emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private entities.

NSGP funds may be used for:

  • Planning related to the protection of the facility and people within the facility.
  • Equipment focused on target hardening and physical security enhancements.
  • Training and Exercises for nonprofit security personnel to attend security-related training courses and programs or participate in security-related exercises within the United States.
  • Contracted Security personnel are allowed under this program only as described in this NOFO. The recipient must be able to sustain this capability in future years without NSGP funding. NSGP funds may not be used to purchase equipment for contracted security.
  • Construction and Renovation with pre-approval from HSGD and DHS/FEMA.
  • Management and Administration (M&A) for costs directly related to the administration of NSGP funds.

The investments or projects described within eGrants must:

  • Support security enhancements for the physical location that the nonprofit occupies at the time of application;
  • Address an identified risk, including threat and vulnerability, and build or sustain a core capability. 
  • Demonstrate the ability to provide enhancements consistent with the purpose of the program and guidance provided by DHS/FEMA;
  • Be both feasible and effective at reducing the risks for which the project was designed; and
  • Be able to be fully completed within the period of performance.


  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria
Applications may be submitted by nonprofit agencies. Eligible nonprofit organizations are those organizations that are:
1. Described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.
2. Determined to be at high risk of a terrorist attack by the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

For a list of grant prohibitions, see the Grant Announcement document in RFP & Supporting Documents below, page 4.

Pre-Application Information
- Online System Opening Date 1/13/2023
- Final Date to Submit and Certify an Application 3/17/2023 at 5 PM CST
- Final Date to Complete and Upload IJ Document 3/17/2023 at 5 PM CST

Match Requirement: None

Eligible applicants must be registered in the federal System for Award Management (SAM) database and have a UEI (Unique Entity ID) number assigned to its agency (to get registered in the SAM database and request an UEI number, go to

Environmental Planning and Historic Preservation (EHP) Compliance:
All NSGP projects will have an EHP hold placed on their grant award if funded. Grantees may not commence any activities until EHP compliance has been documented and the hold on the project has been lifted by the PSO. Applicants proposing projects that have the potential to impact the environment, including but not limited to modification or renovation of existing buildings, structures and facilities, or new construction including replacement of facilities must participate in the DHS/FEMA EHP review process. The EHP review process involves the submission of a detailed project description that explains the goals and objectives of the proposed project along with supporting documentation so that DHS/FEMA may determine whether the proposed project has the potential to impact environmental resources and/or historic properties.

Final Decisions: After FEMA makes final funding decisions, each applicant will receive either an unfunded notice or a preliminary decision notification from the PSO. Then, the PSO will issue award notices to grant recipients within 45 days of receipt of the federal NSGP award to the State of Texas. The award notice will provide all of the conditions and requirements of the grant. Release of final grant awards are always contingent on the PSO’s receipt of the federal grant award under which the program is funded and the PSO cannot release or guarantee funding to any applicant until that award is received, acceptance is processed, and a determination is made that adequate funding is available.

Estimated Size of Grant
Funding Levels
- Minimum: None
- Maximum: $150,000

Term of Contract
Projects selected for funding must begin on or after September 1, 2023, and expire on or before February 28, 2026. Upon acceptance of the award, grantees should begin completing the actions required to satisfy any conditions of funding which have been placed on the awards prior to conducting any other project-related activities.

Contact Information
Apply Online:

For more information, contact the eGrants help desk at or (512) 463-1919.

RFP & Supporting Documents
Full Grant Text RFP

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates / changes / addendums / conferences / LOIs.

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