Earlier this year, the OU Advocacy Center, in partnership with the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and congressional allies, secured a $13 million allocation in the FY2014 federal budget for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)—a $3 million increase from last year’s budget. The NSGP delivers federal financial aid to nonprofits to upgrade the physical security of their facilities. Since its creation, OU Advocacy and our partners have secured more than $100 million in security grants—the majority of which has gone to Jewish community institutions.
Please check the link below for information about your state’s application process and deadline. With less than 65 days to submit the applications your state Homeland Security offices, it is imperative that all interested synagogues and day schools prepare their applications immediately. Please note that there are some key changes to this year’s application. For example, in FY 2014 the number of Eligible Urban Areas has changed from 25 to 39, so please check the list below to see if your area is eligible and join on our webinar to get more information.
To better help Jewish synagogues and day schools prepare for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program application, the Orthodox Union hosted an interactive webinar moderated by Jesse Hervitz, OU Advocacy Associate Director for Congressional Affairs. The presentation was led by David Pollock, Associate Executive Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. During the webinar, Mr. Pollock explained the grant process and provide detailed descriptions on how each component of the investment justification should be answered. If you were unable to attend the webinar or would like to review it, a recording has been made available below.
To download the 2014 NSGP Investment Justification table, click here.
To find your state DHS contact and information, click here.
FY 2014 NSGP UASI-Eligible Urban Areas State/Territory Urban Area
Anaheim/Santa Ana Area Bay Area
Los Angeles/Long Beach Area
San Diego Area
District of Columbia National Capital Region
Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area Orlando Area Tampa Area
New Orleans Area
Twin Cities Area
Kansas City Area
St. Louis Area
Las Vegas Area
Jersey City/Newark Area
New York City Area
Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington Area
San Antonio Area
Salt Lake City Area
Hampton Roads Area
Click here to access more details about eligibility requirements and the NSGP application process.