South Dakota Homeland Security Grants

State Homeland Security Grant

For public organizations, such as state agencies, counties, cities, public schools, fire departments, and ambulance services, the open application period is January 1 until mid-February each year. 

Homeland Security Non-Profit Grant

Applications must be submitted through the EDGAR (Electronic Database for Grant Application & Reporting) system by May 24, 2024 at 5:00 pm Central Time.  Click here to register in EDGAR and fill out the grant application.

Projects must have a nexus to Homeland Security providing protection against terrorism threats.

The goal of this grant program is to provide funding for physical and cybersecurity improvements to non-profit organizations that are high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack.

In South Dakota, non-profit organizations may apply for up to $150,000 per project location with three projects maximum per applicant.

 The following types of entities/organizations are not eligible to apply for this grant: utility companies, for-profit hospitals, volunteer fire departments, for-profit transportation providers, homeowner associations, or any governmental entity.

Organizations that are eligible to apply for the non-profit grant must be a 501(c)(3) and include houses of worship, non-governmental (private, non-profit) educational facilities, medical facilities, camps, senior centers, shelters/crisis centers, event venues, and community/social service organizations, so long as they are non-profit. A valid Unique Entity ID (UEI) from will be required before FEMA will finalize their awards. We encourage you to work with now to make sure your UEI is not expired.

Examples of allowable projects for non-profit agencies are below:

  • Physical security enhancements such as access control at entrances, panic buttons, intrusion detectors, fire protection, security lighting, warning signs
  • Security cameras (CCTV)
  • Surveillance Systems (Software and AI must be paid for by the agency)
  • Security screening equipment for people and baggage such as metal detectors
  • Perimeter access control such as fencing, gates, barriers, etc.
  • Active shooter training
  • Security training for employees
  • Public awareness/preparedness campaigns
  • Response exercises
  • Development of security plans and protocols, emergency contingency plans, and evacuation/shelter in place plans

For more information, please visit the FEMA Nonprofit Security Grant Program Website and the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) Fiscal Year 2024 Nonprofit Security Grant Program.

Deadline for submission is 5:00 PM Central Time Friday, May 24, 2024.

For more information, please call (605) 773-3450 or email:

Scott Rechtenbaugh, Director 
Kami Thompson 
Kristina Healey 

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