The 2021 Nonprofit Security Grant Program is now open

INDIANAPOLIS – While these trying times have impacted the entire country, nonprofits have been especially challenged, with more than 60 percent needing to add or expand services to meet new and growing community needs. As a result, access to funding opportunities is more important than ever.

The Indiana Department of Homeland Security (IDHS) has opened the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) for 2021 grant applications. The NSGP is a competitive grant program intended to provide federal funding for physical security enhancements and other security-related activities to nonprofit organizations from a potential terrorist attack. This year, eligible organizations may request up to $150,000 through an individual application.

Any eligible nonprofit within the state of Indiana may apply in the FY2021 grant round. Eligible nonprofit organizations under the FY2021 NSGP notice of funding opportunity include:

  • An organization described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code; and
  • An organization able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of a terrorist attack.

All proposals and budgets, including the NSGP investment justification, must be submitted to by 5 p.m. EDT, April 23, 2021. More information on the NSGP application process, including the notice of funding opportunity and the investment justification, is available on the IDHS website