Nonprofit Security Grant Program

The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is a competitive grant program appropriated annually through the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and administered by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). It is intended to help nonprofit organizations increase their physical security posture against acts of terrorism or other extremist attacks. MEMA administers Nonprofit Security Grants in Maine. 

FY2024 Application, Guidance, and Other Information

The deadline to submit an application for FY2024 has now passed.

Application Instructions

  1. Complete the FY2024 NSGP Investment Justification Template. (REQUIRED)
  2. Complete a Vulnerability/Risk Assessment. (REQUIRED)
    • A vulnerability assessment is used to identify and validate physical security deficiencies of your organization and is the foundation of an NSGP application. Vulnerability assessments can be provided in the form of a Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Self-Assessment, a state or local law enforcement assessment, or an outside contractor’s assessment. Each applicant must include its vulnerability/risk assessment unique to each site. This file should be submitted in pdf format, however there is no specific form/format requirement for the Vulnerability/Risk Assessment itself. 
  3.  Provide a Mission Statement at time of application. (REQUIRED)
    • Each applicant must include its Mission Statement and any mission implementing policies or practices that may elevate the organization’s risk.
  4. Provide a completed State of Maine W-9 and Vendor Authorization Form or the Organization's State of Maine Vendor Code at time of application. 
  5. Review and follow the MEMA Grant Application Portal Sign Up and Profile Instructions (pdf).
  6. Review and follow the NSGP Grant Application Portal Instructions (pdf).
  7. Reminder: All required documents must be uploaded through the MEMA Grant Portal in order to complete the applications process.

    NSGP Reimbursement Requests

    Please contact to inquire about reimbursements.

    Grant Resources

    Preparedness Grants Manual (link) 

    How to Obtain an Unique Identity ID (link)

    For more information about Maine's Nonprofit Security Grant Program, please contact us