Resources: Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP)

Posted on January 12, 2021 In Blog

$599 Million: Total Funding for Nonprofit Security Grant Program:


The Orthodox Union Advocacy Center helped spearhead the creation of the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) in 2005 to protect the faith community against terror attacks. The program provides individual grants of up to $150,000 apiece to synagogues, other houses of worship, Jewish/religious day schools and other nonprofits to make their facilities more secure. 

OU Advocacy Fact sheet: NSGP 2021

Nonprofit Security Grant Program: 2005-2021


On Capitol Hill:

  • Testimony by OU’s Nathan Diament to House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence and Counterterrorism Jan. 15 , 2019 on violence against Orthodox Jews in the United States and the need to increase NSGP funding
  • Watch Nathan Diament’s full testimony here;
  • Short clip on NSGP here
  • Full hearing here*
  • Read, watch media coverage here

OU Advocacy press releases:

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