Security Grant Support

Federation’s security program is here to serve all of your security grant writing needs. Below you will find information about the upcoming federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). As grants become available in the National Capital Region, we will add additional resources.

These services are provided at no cost to Jewish institutions in Greater Washington.

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

The federal Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) allows organizations to apply for financial assistance for security needs. Applications for funding up to $150,000, historically have opened towards the end of February and are due within 2-4 weeks.

Federation’s security program wants your organization to be ready to take advantage of this funding opportunity. These services are provided at no cost to Jewish institutions in Greater Washington.

About NSGP: NSGP is a security initiative designed to provide support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities, including planning and training to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of attack. NSGP focuses on enhancing the ability of nonprofit institutions to prevent, prepare for, protect against, and respond to terrorist or other extremist attacks. These grant programs are part of a comprehensive set of measures authorized by Congress and implemented by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to help strengthen the nation’s communities against these threats.

How You Can be Ready: In anticipation of the announcement of the grant, and the historically short deadline to submit applications (2-4 weeks), to be prepared we encourage your organization to act quickly in the following ways:

  • Request support for your grant application by emailing [email protected] (please include “Security Grant Support” in the subject line). A member of the team will be in touch with your organization within two to three business days to begin a conversation about the application.
  • Develop a list of hate-related incidents of the past three years that have been directed at your organization. This list can include incidents that have been directed at members of your organization that have taken place outside of the space of the organization.
  • Get your paperwork organized, including your IRS determination letter and your organization’s mission statement on official letterhead.
  • Start thinking of what physical enhancements, security personnel, and/or safety and security training your organization needs and would like to request in a federal security grant application.

Here is an example of a grant application from 2023 (subject to change for 2024) to help you prepare in advance.

Questions? Contact Federation’s security team at [email protected] or call 301-230-7287.