Rep. Niemerg: $150,000 ‘Safety & Security Grants’ Available for Non-Profits in Illinois

Rep. Adam Niemerg announced today that there are Federal Safety and Security Grants available to Non-Profit Organizations for the State of Illinois through the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security (IEMA-OHS) to eligible 501c (3) organizations who are deemed at high-risk of a potential terrorist attack.

As the State Administrative Agency, IEMA-OHS will issue these competitive grants, up to $150,000, to applicants that are approved by the Grants Program Directorate/FEMA. 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 sub-applicant, per funding stream. The period of performance is 36 months.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has two grant opportunities available to non-profit organizations to provide organizations across Illinois the chance to implement enhanced safety measures to increase safety and security with the purchase of security equipment, facility hardening, and other operational actions during this 3-year grant performance period.

The funds must be used for 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 non-profit organization, as well contracted security personnel. Security enhancements must be for the locations that the nonprofit occupies at the time of the application, and the projects must be fully completed during the three-year performance period.

To learn more about this funding opportunity, eligible applicants should visit the IEMA-OHS website and download the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO).