The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) provides funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements and activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of terrorist attack. The intent is to integrate nonprofit preparedness activities with broader state and local preparedness efforts. It is also designed to promote coordination and collaboration in emergency preparedness activities among public and private community representatives, as well as state and local government agencies.

The sub-application period for NSGP 2023 is closed.

For future years of NSGP, please review the documents below to become familiar with the grant program. To receive updates on the NSGP application process, please sign up on WEM’s GovDelivery distribution email list by clicking the button below.

NSGP Application Resources, Materials, & Guidance

Provides shorthand guidance on beginning a sub-application as a nonprofit.

This attachment provides a list of eligible projects for FY 2023 NSGP that can be requested for funding.

This user guide provides a step-by-step sequence for navigating the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) Houses of Worship (HOW) security self-assessment.

The 2023 Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) Investment Justification (IJ) form may be used to help develop 2024 applications prior to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA’s) release of the 2024 IJ form. 2024 applications must use the 2024 IJ form, which will be posted here as soon as FEMA releases it.

Provides general information and quick facts on FY 2023 NSGP.

Answers frequently asked questions about NSGP.

Lists key program changes for FY 2023 NSGP

FEMA’s Federal guidance on FY 2023 NSGP for reference.

FEMA’s Federal Preparedness Grants Manual provides high-level grant guidance to all State Administrative Agencies (SAA). Local sub-recipients may review this manual for reference as well.

Wisconsin Emergency Management’s state-level FY 2023 NSGP guidance. PLEASE NOTE: this document is meant only for nonprofits who were awarded a grant for FY 2023 NSGP. All other nonprofits may refer to the DHS/FEMA FY 2023 Notice of Funding Opportunity and other documents linked in this section.

SAM UEI Instructions

The video above will guide sub-applicant nonprofits on how to sign up to receive their Unique Entity Identifier (UEI) number. Please note that your UEI number must be renewed in once every year in order to receive NSGP grant funding.

Helpful Resources



Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA is the federal agency administering the NSGP.


The Investment Justification is the name for the application form that is submitted from the nonprofit agency to WEM and then to FEMA. The IJ is a PDF document, which is linked above.


Notice of Funding Opportunity. This is the guidance that explains the grant process, deadlines, eligible applicants, eligible expenses, requirements of the application, and terms and conditions of the grant award.


State Administrative Agency for a grant. In this case, that is Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM).


Each is a different name for the nonprofit that is applying for or receiving a grant award from the SAA.


Wisconsin Emergency Management is a division within the state agency, Department of Military Affairs. DMA is the designated State Administrative Agency for the NSGP. WEM staff are the points of contact for the NSGP in Wisconsin.


Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The website has a few other documents that may be helpful including FAQ, Key Changes, and NSGP Fact Sheet. 

WEM Staff

If you have additional questions about the program, please contact:

Garrison Ledbury