UCN has been helping nonprofits to secure their facilities with target hardening equipment (such as fencing, surveillance cameras, bullet proof doors, alarm systems, etc.) since the rollout of the Nonprofit Security Grant Program post 9/11.
Now, with increased terror across the nation, it is vital that you too take the steps to protect the people you serve. Contact us today to learn how you can successfully access government funds to help protect those you serve.
Both the Federal and State governments have allocated funding for security initiatives in two basic funding streams:
- Federal funding under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) , funded through the US Department of Homeland Security and managed by State governments.
- State funding provided through a State’s own Homeland Security Department such as the NYS Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (SCAHC) Program ; the NJ Nonprofit Security Grant Pilot Program (NSGPP) and the Ohio Emergency Management security grant. Other states have similar funding available.
Despite challenges that arose due to the COVID-19 pandemic, UCN submitted a record number of applications to both NSGP and SCAHC security grant programs in 2020. Grant application periods for both programs are now CLOSED. Contact UCN today to take part in the next, highly competitive security grant cycle.
- NSGP — Program details for FY’21 have not yet been released. However, the program typically has few changes from year to year, which is why we advise organizations to begin working on the complex application process as soon as possible.
- SCAHC — NY State has allocated $25 million for the SCAHC grant in the FY2021 budget. New for FY’21 is expanded eligibility to include all nonprofits.
Our successes tell the story.
NSGP 2020 awards were just announced, and we are proud of the funding we helped secure for shuls, schools, camps, community centers, and more across several states. Since 2018 alone, we’ve helped nonprofits obtain nearly $6 million in much needed funding. We pride ourselves on completing every aspect of the application process in a meticulous and seamless manner, providing organizations just like yours with the guidance and services needed to access vital security funding.
The application processes for the security grant programs are complex and highly competitive. The application period has been as short as two weeks—not enough time to prepare a thorough and compelling application. We strongly recommend that you begin preparing your application well in advance of the next grant cycle.
Protect the people who count on you! Contact UCN today to be part of the next security grant cycle.