In the wake of September 11th and explicit terror threats against Jewish institutions, the OU Advocacy Center joined with the Jewish Federations of North America and other Jewish community groups to spearhead the creation of the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). 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.
For 2013, $10 million has been allocated to the grant program, providing awards of up to $75,000 per eligible non-profit institution. Support is available for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities, for nonprofit organizations deemed to be both at “high risk” for a terrorist attack, and located within specific eligible urban areas.
The deadline for the 2013 grant program is rapidly approaching. Most states have set the application deadline as June 10th.
For more information about the grant program and eligible urban areas, click here.
Please Note: You must submit the grant using your state’s specific interactive application template. If you require assistance locating your state’s interactive application, please contact Jesse Katz (Katzj@ou.org).
Recently, OU Advocacy, in conjunction with the NY JCRC, hosted an interactive webinar on the 2013 grant program. During the webinar, the experts:
- Explained the entire grant application process
- Provided a detailed description on how each component of the investment justification should be answered.
If you were not able to participate in the live webinar or would like to review the important points made during the conversation, a recording of the webinar is available here (works best using Internet Explorer): https://connect.hsin.gov/p58xlc7m4wo
For any additional questions about this year’s grant, please contact OU Advocacy Legislative Fellow Jesse Katz at Katzj@ou.org or 212-613-8123.