Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

FEMA’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. The intent is to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies.

Though the NSGP is a federal program, funding is provided via individual state agencies. In Maryland, information and instructions for applying can be found here

The application itself should be submitted through the grants.gov website. 

NOTE: For fiscal year 2021, completed applications must be submitted no later than 5 p.m. ET on May 14, 2021.

Hate Crimes Grant (HCG)

In addition to the PAHC program (which is allocated by the Governor’s Office), schools can apply for Hate Crime Grants awarded by the State-funded Maryland Center for School Safety. Hate Crimes Grant (HCG) is a competitive grant awarded to schools deemed to be at risk of hate crimes or attacks to provide security-related technology and security-related facility upgrades.

NOTE: For Fiscal Year 2022, applications must be submitted by 5 pm on August 6, 2021.​​

The Notification of Funding Availability (NOFA) can be found here

The application form can be found here

Information about the HCG, due dates, and relevant documents can be found here

Protecting Against Hate Crimes Grant (PHAC)

 The primary purpose of the Protecting Against Hate Crimes Grant Program (PAHC) is to provide support to 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, including faith-based organizations, with facilities and membership that can be targeted for a hate crime to provide security enhancements. These efforts support the Governor’s Office of Crime Prevention, Youth, and Protective Services’ objective of developing criminal justice and victim services strategies that are coordinated by developing a culture of collaboration, information sharing, and knowledge transfer between law enforcement, victim services and communities targeted for hate crimes. Grants provide funding for equipment, software purchases, and physical security enhancements. Please note that eligible entities may only submit one application.  

The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), which includes helpful information and contacts, can be found here

NOTE: For Fiscal Year 2022, online applications must be submitted by 3 pm on July 7, 2021. See the NOFA for additional dates and deadlines

More information can be found here

The application process can be accessed through the Grant Management System

NOTE: You can create a Grant Management System account here.

 

Nonpublic School Safety Grants (NPSI)

NPSI grants are grants for safety improvements for existing nonpublic school building, including preschools.

All relevant documents for the application process can be found here

Important Dates (Fiscal Year 2021): Contracts must be signed on or after 6/1/2020. Construction must be under contract by 6/30/2022. The due date for reimbursement requests is 3/31/2023.

Nonpublic Aging Schools Program (NASP)

The Senator James E. “Ed” DeGrange Nonpublic Aging Schools Program provided grants for renovations and improvements to existing nonpublic school buildings. Please note that preschools are not eligible for this grant.

All relevant documents for the application process can be found here

Important Dates (Fiscal Year 2021): Contracts must be signed on or after 6/1/2020. Construction must be under contract by 6/30/2022. The due date for reimbursement requests is 3/31/2023