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UASI Nonprofit Security Grant Program

Funding Availability:

  • Each nonprofit organization may apply through their State for up to a $75,000 grant award.
  • Grant recipients must meet a 75% Federal – 25% grantee match requirement. The grantee’s match may be met through cash or in-kind contributions.

Eligible Applicants:

  • Applications must be provided to the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security (OKOHS) from eligible nonprofit organizations (as described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such Code) that are at a high risk of international terrorist attack and are located within the Oklahoma City Urban Area.
  • Criteria for determining eligible applicants who are at high risk of terrorist attack include, but are not limited to:
    1. Identification and substantiation (i.e. police reports or insurance claims) of prior threats or attack against the nonprofit organization or closely related organizations (within or outside the U.S.) by a terrorist organization, network or cell
    2. Symbolic value of the site(s) as a highly recognized national or historical institution that renders the site a possible target of international terrorism
    3. Role of the applicant nonprofit organization in responding to or recovering from international terrorist attacks
    4. Findings from previously conducted risk assessments including threat or vulnerability

Application Requirements:

  • As part of the application process, applicants must develop a formal Investment Justification that addresses each initiative being proposed for funding.
  • Eligible applicants must submit their application to OKOHS no later than 5 p.m. CDT March 31, 2008.
  • All applications will be reviewed and prioritized by the Urban Area Working Group before being submitted by OKOHS on May 1, 2008.

Allowable Costs Guidance:

  • Equipment – funding can be used to the acquisition and installation of 1) physical security enhancement equipment and 2) inspection and screening systems on real property owned or leased by the nonprofit organization.
  • Training – Allowable training-related costs under the Nonprofit Security Grant Program are limited to attendance fees for the training and related expenses such as materials, supplies and/or equipment. Overtime, backfill and/or travel expenses are not allowable costs.
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Questions? Call (405) 425-7296


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