Administered by the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES), a total of $40 million in funds is available through the California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program (CSNSGP) for nonprofit organizations that face elevated risks of violent attacks and hate crimes to install critical physical security enhancements to safeguard vulnerable communities.
“Community investments like these are critical to support our broader effort to protect public safety,” said Cal OES Director Nancy Ward. “Californians should not have to worry about their safety when visiting a nonprofit organization or house of worship.”
The doubling of the program funding from $20 million to $40 million will increase safety and security at communities statewide. The program fully funds upgrades that include reinforced doors and gates, high-intensity lighting and alarms, access control, and more.
Building on this initiative, on January 5, 2022, and again, on February 14, 2023, Cal OES continued its support by awarding a total of $95 million to 575 community groups statewide. Investing in the Safety of Our Communities
With more than 700 organizations as recipients of the California State Nonprofit Security Grant Program, this funding plays pivotal role in enhancing the resilience and well-being of communities across California and continue with this latest installment.
The application period remains open through October 27, 2023.
California’s Ongoing Commitment
Over the past few years, Cal OES has demonstrated a steadfast commitment to bolstering community safety and security. In 2019, the agency allocated a substantial $60 million to various nonprofit organizations through security grants.
In addition, this initiative builds upon California’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the safety and well-being of its diverse communities. Since 2019, the state has invested over $400 million in funding to increase community resources and address hate, including substantial grants for security infrastructure and support services for victims and survivors of hate acts. The Governor has also taken decisive action to protect communities against hate violence and discrimination.