Non-Profits In New Jersey Can Now Apply For Up To $70,000 In Security Grants

The New Jersey Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness is now accepting applications for the state fiscal year 2023 NJ NSGP for both Security Personnel and Target Hardening Equipment, which allows eligible not-for-profits in the state to receive grants of up to $20,000 and $50,000 annually.

These grants are now available annually after Governor Murphy signed a bill earlier this this year which made permanent a pilot program he signed in 2017.

The New Jersey Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NJ NSGP) provides funding to eligible nonprofit organizations across New Jersey, as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, at the greatest risk of terrorist attacks.

This State program consists of two separate grants:

NJ NSGP – Security Personnel (NJ NSGP-SP): This program is limited to the hiring of federal, State, county, or municipal active law enforcement officers, or certain security officers, as specified by law, for the applicant’s facility.

The use of other personnel for security purposes that do not fit the above description is ineligible under this program.

This funding may not be used to supplant expenses for an organization’s current security personnel but may be used for additional security personnel needs based on identified risk.

Under special conditions, the use of security personnel may be used for off-site events within the geographic boundaries of the State of New Jersey.

The maximum amount per applicant for this grant is $20,000.

NJ NSGP – Target Hardening Equipment (NJ NSGP-THE): This program is limited to the purchase and installation of security equipment on property owned or leased by the nonprofit organization. A complete list of authorized equipment can be seen here.

The maximum amount per applicant for this grant is $50,000.

Applications will no longer be accepted after Monday, October 31, 2022 at 11:59 PM and all awards are subject to the availability of funding.

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