Are You Eligible for the 2024 Non-profit Security Grant Program?

Our communities depend on the essential services and support that many nonprofit organizations provide; however, that valuable work can sometimes make them a target for terrorist or extremist attacks. In recognition of this risk, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) offers up to $450,000 for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) to support non-profits in the implementation of security enhancements and activities that can help prevent, protect against, prepare for, and respond to potential threats.

About the Grant

The NSGP provides funding to nonprofit organizations, such as religious organizations, at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack. Its goal is to support the implementation of security enhancements and activities that can help prevent, protect against, prepare for, and respond to potential threats. Nonprofits can receive up to $150,000 per site to a maximum of $450,000.


The application period for the FY 2024 NSGP began on April 16, 2024. Nonprofit organizations should contact their State Administrative Agency (SAA) for information on the application deadline as it varies by state.


To be eligible for the NSGP, nonprofit organizations must meet specific criteria. They must be described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) of 1986 and be exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code. Organizations must be located within an FY 2024 Urban Area Security Initiative designated high-risk urban area for NSGP-UA and outside of a designated high-risk urban area for NSGP-S.

How Can Your Nonprofit Organization Use NSGP Funds?

The NSGP funds can be used for various security-related activities and enhancements, including:

  • Contract security
  • Planning, equipment, training, and exercises related to security
  • Security risk management plans
  • Active shooter training
  • Security training for employees or members
  • Facility hardening measures, such as doors, gates, and fencing
  • Surveillance and detection systems
  • Access control systems
  • Other physical security enhancements

Why Apply for NSGP Funds?

When nonprofit organizations apply for funds they take a proactive step in enhancing their security measures and protecting their staff, visitors, and assets. The grant provides a unique opportunity to invest in security upgrades and activities that can help prevent and respond to potential threats.

Nonprofit organizations can leverage NSGP funds to invest in advanced security solutions like Xtract One’s SmartGateway. Our next-generation AI-driven weapons detection technology provides real-time threat detection capabilities, enabling organizations to respond quickly and effectively to potential threats.

What to Do Next

Nonprofit organizations interested in applying for NSGP funds should contact their SAA for information and learn more about the application process on the FEMA website.

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