Nonprofit Security Grant Resources

California’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) announced the FY2022 California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program (CSNSGP) on August 30 with applications due by October 28. The grant awards up to $200,000 towards physical upgrades, security training, exercises, and planning, and hiring contract security guards. Read the RFP to learn more.

If you are planning to apply for the federal or state Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP), the Federation’s Community Security Program is here to help. Familiarize yourself with the required documents below and arrange a call with us to get your bearings and schedule an assessment (we are taking appointments until October 14). Download the templates at the links below to start preparing your application.

Download These Grant Application Documents

Vulnerability Assessment Worksheet TEMPLATE
The VA Worksheet is an integral part of your grant application. This blank template allows you to get started on assessing your site’s vulnerabilities. We will help you populate the fields and supply information for those marked with a blue Star of David.

The Authorized Equipment List (AEL) in Simple Language
Consult this table to understand the categories of physical upgrades that are eligible for NSGP and CSNSGP funding.

Use this Word document to begin drafting and editing your application before transferring it into the final PDF application form.

Please refer to this Cal OES memo for their upcoming CSNSGP webinar schedule.

How to Apply

Send the completed Application Form and a Vulnerability Assessment Worksheet (VA Worksheet) by email to no later than 5:00 pm PDT on Friday, October 28, 2022. These two files must adhere to the following naming convention:


FY 2022_CSNSGP_Application_OrganizationName
FY 2022_CSNSGP_VAWorksheet_OrganizationName



Differences Between the Federal and California Grant Programs

Application Documents: The NSGP application comprises a Mission Statement, VA Worksheet, and an Investment Justification (the actual application form). For the CSNSGP, applicants need only submit a VA Worksheet and a CSNSGP Application form.

Timing: DHS announces the federal NSGP in spring, entailing an application review by Cal OES before the scored results are forwarded to DHS for final determinations. Cal OES announces the California State NSGP in autumn and handles all review, scoring, and award determinations exclusively.