FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 02, 2020


Homeland Security Grant Funding Opportunity for Missouri Nonprofit Organizations at Risk of Terrorist Attack

Application Deadline is March 20, 2020 for Individual Grants of up to $100,000

Missouri nonprofit organizations considered to be at high risk of a terrorist attack have until March 20, 2020 to complete applications for a federal grant that would pay for physical security enhancements at their facilities. The grant application process opened today, March 2.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security is seeking applications for the 2020  Fiscal Year Nonprofit Security Grant Program – State (NSGP-S) from eligible nonprofit organizations. The grant promotes emergency preparedness coordination and collaboration activities between public and private community representatives as well as state and local government agencies. Churches, mosques and synagogues are among those eligible to apply for the competitive grants. The maximum grant award to an approved grantee is $100,000.

This is a rare opportunity for this federal grant that until recently had not been available outside of major metropolitan areas in the U.S. Allowable grant costs include planning, equipment, exercises, maintenance and sustainment, training, hiring, indirect costs, construction and renovation. 

Grant funding is available for the state of Missouri excluding the St. Louis metropolitan area (St. Louis City and the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis). Nonprofit organizations located within St. Louis City and Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis counties are eligible to apply and compete for a similar grant that is not managed by the Department of Public Safety Homeland Security Grant Program. 

For more information and to apply, nonprofit organizations that are 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 can view a pre-recorded webinar with instructions on how to apply through the State of Missouri WebGrants System, which is available on the DPS website under Grant Applications and Forms, FY 2020 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) at: https://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/ohs/grantstraining/. Those considering applying for the grant can direct questions to Michelle Branson at (573) 526-9014 or Joni McCarter at (573) 526-9020.

 



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For more information, call 573-751-5432 or e-mail mike.o'connell@dps.mo.gov