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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)

Notice of Funding Opportunity

Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA)
Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)

Period of Performance: April 19, 2017 -- June 30, 2018

 Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384) The Ohio EMA Security Grants for Nonprofits program provides funding to nonprofit organizations for eligible security improvements that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, and responding to acts of terrorism. Deadline for submission: March 20, 2017.

Background:

House Bill 384 of the 131st General Assembly authorizes the Ohio EMA to provide grant funding to nonprofit organizations for eligible security improvements that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, and responding to acts of terrorism. Each nonprofit may apply for up to $100,000 to expend on eligible program costs. The full grant solicitation can be found below. A reminder all three documents (solicitation, product list, and tiered document) will be required to download and use to fully complete the application. The application/assessment requires the use of the tiered document and product list.

“Nonprofit organization” means a corporation, association, group, institution, society, or other organization that is exempt from federal income taxation under section 501(c)(3) of the “Internal Revenue Code of 1986,” 100 Stat. 2085, 26 U.S.C. 501(c)(3), as amended. House Bill 384 details that awards under this initiative will:

      (1) Identify and substantiate prior threats or attacks by a terrorist organization, network, or cell
      against the nonprofit organization;
      (2) Indicate the symbolic or strategic value of one or more sites that renders the site a
      possible target of terrorism;
      (3) Discuss potential consequences to the organization if the site is damaged, destroyed, or
      disrupted by a terrorist;
      (4) Describe how the grant will be used to integrate organizational preparedness with broader
      state and local preparedness efforts;
      (5) Submit a vulnerability assessment conducted 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.

How to apply?

 Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)       (1) Download, read and follow all parts
      outlined in the solicitation (link to the
      solicitation attached).
      (2) A formal application includes two
      documents: (Incomplete applications
      will not be considered)
          a. Each applicant must fully complete
          and submit an application (Pages
          7 – 9 of the solicitation).
          b. Each applicant must include its
          vulnerability/risk assessment and
          describe how the award will be used to
          address the vulnerabilities identified in
          the assessment. The vulnerability/risk assessment should be conducted by experienced
          security, law enforcement, or military personnel. (Pages 10 – 22 of the solicitation)

Documents:

      (1) Solicitation
      (2) Appendix: Tiered Document
      (3) Appendix: Product List



If you have any questions, please contact securitygrants@dps.ohio.gov.