US Department of Homeland Security Nonprofit Grant Program

The US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Nonprofit Grant program provides funding for infrastructure security improvements for “high risk” nonprofit organizations. This funding can be used to purchase and install security cameras, door locks, fencing, and conduct security training and planning. This grant program is competitive, and the applications are submitted to the California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) Infrastructure Grants Unit which administers the program for the US DHS. The FY 2021 federal grant guidance, however, has not yet been published and is expected to be released sometime this month.

The funding amount allocated for this program was increased by Congress for FY 2021. Given the impact of the national pandemic on organizations and the potential for a short application timeline, consider preparing or updating previous applications for submission. Eligible institutions are highly encouraged to apply for this funding opportunity.

For more information about the FY 2021 Homeland Security Nonprofit Grant, please visit the California OES Infrastructure Protection Grants Unit website.

Cal OES Grants Management Chief Reneé A. Mota-Jackson will be conducting online webinars once the funding notification is released. For inquiries, please contact Reneé at (916) 845-8404, (916) 261-4542 or email

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