Illinois Nonprofit Security Grant Program
CSFA Number: 588-40-3019
Agency Name
Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (588)
Agency Identification
Agency Contact
Tammy Porter
Short Description
State of Illinois Nonprofit Security Grant Program (SFY23 NSGP-IL) is to provide funding support for physical security enhancements and other security related activities to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of attack by a terrorist organization, network, or cell.
Federal Authorization
Illinois Statue Authorization
20 ILCS 3305/5(g-5)
Illinois Administrative Rules Authorization
Coming soon
The grants shall be used to assist the non-profit organizations in preventing, preparing for, or responding to acts of terrorism.
Prime Recipient
UGA Program Terms
IEMA will issue competitive grants, up to $150,000 each, to applicants that are approved for funding based upon a completed and approved application. Eligible non-profit organizations with one site may apply for up to $150,000 for that site. Eligible non-profit organizations with multiple sites may apply for up to $150,000 per site, for up to three sites, for a maximum of $450,000 per applicant.
Eligible Applicants
Nonprofit Organizations;
Applicant Eligibility
1. 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. Note: The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of section 501(c)(3). These organizations are not required to provide recognition of exemption. For organizations that the IRS requires to apply for and receive a recognition of exemption under section 501(c)(3), the state may or may not require recognition of exemption, as long as the method chosen is applied consistently. Refer to links below for additional information: • • • 2. Able to demonstrate, through the application, that the organization is at high risk of attack by a terrorist organization, network, cell.
Beneficiary Eligibility
Types of Assistance
Project Grants
Subject / Service Area
Public Safety
Credentials / Documentation
Preapplication Coordination
Application Procedures
On the application, Applicants shall: 1. Indicate the legal name of the Applicant; 2. Provide a point of contact for the Project including email address; 3. Identify and substantiate prior threats or attacks by a terrorist organization, network, or cell against the non-profit organization; 4. Indicate the symbolic or strategic value of one or more of the Applicant’s sites that renders the Project site a possible target of terrorism; 5. Discuss potential consequences to the organization if the Project site is damaged, destroyed, or disrupted by a terrorist act; 6. Submit a vulnerability assessment conducted in the last 3 calendar years by experienced security, law enforcement, or military personnel, and a description of how the grant award will be used to address the vulnerabilities identified in the assessment; 7. Provide a narrative statement that describes the Project proposed for funding and how the protective activities outlined in the project will reduce the vulnerability of the non-profit organization; 8. Provide the methodology that was used to determine the appropriate protective activities outlined in the Project, including list of law enforcement officials or other subject matter experts; 9. Provide a Project budget and timeline; 10. Provide a copy of a long-term lease agreement that extends a minimum of 5 years from the date of the application if the project affects leased property; and 11. Submit any other relevant information as may be required by IEMA. C. The Illinois State Agency Historic Resources Preservation Act (20 ILCS 3420/4) requires notification to and review by the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) of “State agency undertakings” (including projects funded by State grants) that “can result in changes in the character or use of historic property, if any historic property is located in the area of potential effects.” Applicants should confirm prior to submitting an application that this requirement is not applicable. Further information concerning this requirement can be found at Applicants can also contact IEMA’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO) Coordinator, Julie Pfeifer at with questions.
Criteria Selecting Proposals
Grants will be awarded based on the following criteria: 1. The necessity of the funding based on the known threats and risks identified by the Applicant; 2. The ability of the funding to enhance the safety of the non-profit organization; 3. An evaluation of the likelihood of Project completion during the Grant Performance Period; 4. Review of proposed equipment purchase and Interoperability with existing equipment (if applicable); 5. Priorities of projects by the Applicant; 6. Sustainability of the Project; and is this sustainability of the project once the funding period is over 7. The availability of funding.
Award Procedures
By submitting an application, applicants agree to comply with the requirements of this funding notice and the terms and conditions of the award, should they receive an award.
The application deadline for nonprofit applicants is determined by IEMA Annually.
Range of Approval or Disapproval Time
Determined by IEMA Annually
Formula Matching Requirements
Uses and Restrictions
Eligible Projects 1. Purchase and Installation of Security Equipment. Target-hardening activities, which can be accomplished through the purchase or installation of security equipment on real property (including buildings and improvements) owned or leased by the Applicant. Allowable equipment is limited to four categories of select items on the FEMA AEL: a. Physical Security Enhancement Equipment (Category 14), e.g., alarm systems, CCTV security cameras, reinforced security doors, blast proof windows/doors, access control system, barriers/fences; b. Inspection and Screening Systems (Category 15), e.g., walk-through magnetometers or conveyor-belt x-ray systems to screen personnel and packages; c. 06CP-01-PORT Handheld Radios; and d. 03OE-03-MEGA Public Warning Systems. 2. Contracted Security Personnel. The Applicant must be contracted with a professional security company. The hiring of off-duty law enforcement is not eligible; 3. Management & Administration. The Applicant can request up to 5% of the total grant award for management and administration costs. E. All extended warranty, service agreements, and maintenance costs not included in the cost of the equipment at the time of the purchase are the responsibility of the Applicant. F. The following items are not eligible under this grant program and should not be included on the grant application: 1. Training Costs; 2. Planning Costs; 3. Organizational operating costs; 4. Direct hiring of public safety personnel; 5. General-use expenditures; 6. Overtime; 7. Development of risk or vulnerability assessments; 8. License Plate Reader (LPR) systems; 9. Facial recognition software; 10. Knox Boxes; 11. Guns/weapons or weapons training; 12. Landscaping; 13. Initiatives that study technology development; 14. Proof-of-concept initiatives; 15. Pre-award costs; 16. Sexual Predator Screening Database; and 17. Organizational salaries. G. Prohibited Equipment List. Grantees may not use any grant funds under open or new awards to procure or obtain any equipment, system, or service that uses the following: 1. Telecommunications equipment produced by Huawei Technologies Company or ZTE Corporation (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities); 2. For the purpose of public safety, security of government facilities, physical security surveillance of critical infrastructure, and other national security purposes, video surveillance and telecommunications equipment produced by Hytera Communications Corporation, Hangzhou Hikvision Digital Technology Company, or Dahua Technology Company (or any subsidiary or affiliate of such entities); 3. Telecommunications or video surveillance services provided by such entities or using such equipment; or 4. Telecommunications or video surveillance equipment or services produced or provided by an entity that the Secretary of Defense, in consultation with the Director of National Intelligence or the Director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, reasonably believes to be an entity owned or controlled by, or otherwise connected to, the People’s Republic of China. 5. For a full list of Prohibited Equipment: 6. Applicant should check to prevent entering into a prohibited transaction with a party listed on the government-wide exclusions list. Https://
A quarterly claims reimbursement form and associated documentation is required 30 days after the end of each quarter.
Audit Certifications will be required annually through the GATA portal.
Account Identification
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
$150,000 maximum per sub-applicant for a site, and up to three sites with a maximum of $450,000 per sub-applicant.
Program Accomplishments
Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature
Coming soon
Regional or Local Assistance Location
IEMA, 2200 South Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield IL 62703
Headquarters Office
IEMA, 2200 South Dirksen Pkwy, Springfield IL 62703
Program Website
Example Projects
Contract security guards/personnel, Closed-circuit television (CCTV) security cameras, Fences, Bollards, Security screening equipment, Blast proof windows/doors, Security enhanced doors/windows, Warning and notification systems, Access control systems, Grant management and administration (up to 5% of grant award)
Published Date
Funding By Fiscal Year
FY 2023 : $20,000,000
Federal Funding
Notice of Funding Opportunities
Agency IDAward RangeApplication Range
Agency IDGrantee NameStart DateEnd DateAmount
23SNPCHOOPChabad of Oak Park10/01/202309/30/2026150,000
23SNPIDACRIda Crown Jewish Academy10/01/202309/30/2026150,000
23SNPFEFCHFirst Evangelical Free Church10/01/202309/30/2026150,000
23SNPKTCHEKollel Toras Chesed10/01/202309/30/2026150,000
23SNPCJERRCouncil for Jewish Elderly10/01/202309/30/2026150,000