FY 2021 NSGP-S - Allowable Costs


FY 2021 NSGP-S funding may be used for security or emergency planning expenses and the materials utilized to conduct planning activities.

  • Must be related to the protection of the facility and the people within and should include consideration of individuals with access and functional needs as well as those with limited English proficiency
  • Examples of allowable planning activities include but are not limited to:
    • Development/enhancement of security plans
    • Emergency contingency or Continuity of Operations Plans
    • Evacuation/Shelter-in-place Plans Security risk Management Plans
    • Emergency Response Plans

Training / Exercises

Is limited to an organizations security personnel, staff, members, and volunteers only

  • Offsite or onsite security training is allowed
  • Train-the-trainer courses are allowed

Allowable training-related costs are limited to attendance fees and related expenses such as materials, supplies, and/or equipment.

  • Travel is not a reimbursable cost

Allowable training/exercise topics include physical and cybersecurity, target hardening, and terrorism awareness/employee preparedness topics, such as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, active shooter training, and emergency first aid training.

  • Applications should include specific details about any proposed training/exercises, to include topic, organizational attendees/participants, length, and what vulnerability the activity will help mitigate.


Website Resources for equipment:

Examples of allowable equipment include;

  • Access Control equipment
  • Surveillance Equipment (Cameras)
  • Impact Resistant Doors and Gates
  • Intrusion Detection Sensors and Alarms
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Physical Perimeter Security (fencing, walls, jersey barriers)
  • Screening and Inspection Equipment
  • Backup computer hardware, operating system, data storage, and application software

Recently added to the list of allowable equipment also includes:

  • Handheld Radios
  • Public Warning Systems


Contracted security protection is the only allowable cost in this category under the grant program.

Management & Administration (M&A)

FY 2021 NSGP-S funds up to 5% of a subrecipient’s award may be used for M&A.

  • Are not operational costs; must be justifiable in order to receive reimbursement.
  • Examples; Reporting, Financial Management, Correspondence & Monitoring.
  • Include in Section IV of Investment Justification (the application) to fully account for project budget.