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The California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) is encouraging interested parties to prepare for the release of the FY 2019 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The total amount of funds distributed nationwide under the FY 2019 NSGP is $60 million.

Organizations eligible to submit applications for the NSGP are 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit groups that are considered to be at high risk of terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission. The NSGP funding is intended to support the purchase of physical security enhancement and security related training. NSGP funding can be used for the acquisition and installation of security equipment on real property, specifically in the prevention of and/or protection against the risk of terrorist attack. The funds may also be used for security-related training courses and programs.

The turnaround for completing the FY 2019 application documents is anticipated to be very short. DHS/FEMA has indicated that the 2019 NOFO will be similar to the 2018 NOFO.  Interested parties must complete a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) and a
Cal OES VA Worksheet of their facility. The VA defines, identifies, and prioritizes vulnerabilities of the organization structure. The VA also provides the organization with knowledge of what equipment to purchase to make the organization safer. These forms are designed to be filled out by someone with a background in security, emergency services, military, or law enforcement. If the organization already completed a VA, the Cal OES VA Worksheet may be completed using information from the current VA.

In preparation for the FY 2019 application process, Cal OES is encouraging interested parties to complete a Vulnerability Assessment (VA) of their facility. The VA also provides the organization with knowledge of what equipment to purchase to make the organization safer.


This year, Cal OES will be conducting webinars before the NOFO is released in order to give new organization time to understand the application process. The agenda will include


·         How to avoid common mistakes

·         How to submit the Application documents

In preparation for the application process, applicants must complete the following:

·         Apply, update, or verify the organization’s Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number on

·         Register, update, or verify the organization’s registration is current on the System for Award Management (

·         Apply, update, or verify the organization’s Employer Identification Number (EIN) is current through the IRS Exemption Organizations Select Check Tool.



Information, Documents, and VA Worksheet webinar for the FY 2019 NSGP are posted on the Cal OES website at Infrastructure Protection Grants Cal OES anticipates conducting workshops throughout the State, and we will post those locations and dates once they become available.


For further information regarding the NSGP process, please contact the Infrastructure Protection Grant Unit telephone line at (916) 845-8410 or contact Renee A. Mota-Jackson at



Thursday, March 21, 2019

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

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Meeting ID: 397677667


Tuesday, April 2, 2019

9:00 am – 11:00 am

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Meeting ID: 332196719


There is schedule workshop that will be held from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at city of Sacramento offices located in room DS-221 at 300 Richards Boulevard, Sacramento

Due to limited space, if your organization is interested in attending this presentation, please register for this workshop by emailing Craig Mohar at or calling (916) 808-0868.

There is also going to be four workshops scheduled to be held in Los Angeles in conjunction with Los Angeles Mayor’s office on March 26 and March 27 2019.  I don’t have the details yet please email if you want to be on the specific email list for Los Angeles/Long Beach Area.

Cal OES is in the process of setting up workshops in other parts of the State and the details will be posted as they become available.



Source: Cal OES


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