FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2019


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

Application Deadline: May 13, 2019; Total Grant Funds Available: $200,000

Missouri nonprofit organizations considered to be at high risk of a terrorist attack have until May 13, 2019 to complete applications for a federal grant that would pay for physical security enhancements at their facilities.

A total of only $200,000 in grant funding is available for the state of Missouri, excluding the St. Louis metropolitan area,* which is eligible for funding through a separate federal grant program.

The Missouri Department of Public Safety, Office of Homeland Security is seeking applications for the 2019 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. 

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 should go to: https://dps.mo.gov/dir/programs/ohs/grantstraining/. Those considering applying for the grants with questions should contact Theresa Stiles at (573) 301-2023 or Joni McCarter at (573) 526-9020.

* Nonprofit organizations located within St. Louis City and the Missouri counties of Franklin, Jefferson, St. Charles, and St. Louis, are not eligible for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program - State.



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