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SFY2019-2020 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes (SCAHC) Grant Programs

Grants to New York Nonprofits, Schools, Museums,
and Camps for Activities to Enhance Security

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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New York State (NYS) Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)

Deadline Date:

03/16/20 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants to New York nonprofit organizations, community centers, schools and daycare centers, museums, residential camps, and day camps to improve and enhance security. Applicants must pre-qualify in the grants system prior to applying. Eligible expenses include training and capital improvements. This program is designed to protect organizations that are at risk of hate crimes or attacks because of their ideology, beliefs, or mission.

The SCAHC Program seeks applications for projects to protect against potential hate crime activity by:

  • Hardening the organization’s facility or facilities including recreational areas adjacent to the facility through exterior and/or interior physical security enhancements; and/or
  • Providing security training that will advance the knowledge of security personnel and staff.

For more information on eligible expenses, see: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/documents/SFY2019-2020%20SCAHC%20RFA%20-%20$25M%20-%20FINAL.pdf#page=7.

For examples of cost-sharing contributions and matching allowed under the SFY2019-2020 SCAHC with Local Matching Funds Grant, see: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/documents/SFY2019-2020%20SCAHC%20with%20Local%20Matching%20Funds%20RFA%20-%20$20M%20-%20FINAL.pdf#page=5

Proposals must be for new projects or to expand upon previously completed projects. 

The SCAHC Program advances a common understanding of risk management. Applicants must have a facility-specific Vulnerability Assessment completed which describes relevant threats and security vulnerabilities, and describe how they will prevent and protect against hate crimes at their facilities. Grant funding must then be applied to mitigate risks and vulnerabilities as identified in the Vulnerability Assessment. 

Available Grants:

  • SFY2019/2020 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program (SCAHC Program) for nonpublic nonprofit schools, nonprofit day care centers, nonprofit community centers, nonprofit cultural museums and nonprofit residential camps
  • SFY2019/2020 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program with Local Matching Funds (SCAHC Match Program) for nonpublic nonprofit schools and nonprofit day camps.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182484

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$45,000,000

Estimated Size of Grant:

Applications will be accepted for up to $50,000 per facility. Eligible organizations may submit up to five applications for a maximum total request of $250,000.

$45 million in grant funding is being made available on a statewide basis and will be administered by the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) for the $25 million SFY2019/2020 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program (SCAHC Program) for nonpublic nonprofit schools, nonprofit day care centers, nonprofit community centers, nonprofit cultural museums and nonprofit residential camps and $20 million for the SFY2019/2020 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program with Local Matching Funds (SCAHC Match Program) for nonpublic nonprofit schools and nonprofit day camps.

Term of Contract:

Funds will be awarded for a two (2) year period, which will be determined based on the award date.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The SCAHC Program provides grant funding to eligible nonprofit organizations limited to the following: nonprofit nonpublic schools, nonprofit day care centers, nonprofit community centers, nonprofit cultural museums, and nonprofit residential camps, which demonstrate a risk of a hate crime due to their ideology, beliefs or mission. For more details, see: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/documents/SFY2019-2020%20SCAHC%20RFA%20-%20$25M%20-%20FINAL.pdf#page=4

The SCAHC Match Program provides grant funding to eligible nonprofit organizations limited to the following: nonprofit nonpublic schools and nonprofit day camps which demonstrate a risk of a hate crime due to their ideology, beliefs or mission. For more details, see: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/documents/SFY2019-2020%20SCAHC%20with%20Local%20Matching%20Funds%20RFA%20-%20$20M%20-%20FINAL.pdf#page=4.

Costs that can not be used for matching contributions include:
- Funds expended by recipient agency to qualify for the grant;
- Costs incurred outside of the period of performance;
- Awards that are received through another State or federal program

Costs Not Permissible:
The following projects and costs are considered not permissible for award considerations:
- Anticipated security costs for facilities not yet built or existing;
- Security costs for facilities not being occupied by the organization;
- Personnel costs, including the hiring of security or safety personnel;
- General-use expenditures;
- Overtime and backfill costs;
- Construction costs;
- The development of risk/vulnerability assessment models;
- Proof-of-concept initiatives;
- Organizational operating expenses;
- Reimbursement of pre-award costs;

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for applications under both RFAs is March 16, 2020 at 5:00 PM.

Substantive written questions regarding this Request for Applications will be accepted until 5:00 pm on March 9, 2020Updates and frequently asked questions will be posted on the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) website: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/hate-crimes.cfm.

Technical Assistance for E-Grants will not be available after 5:00 pm on February 27, 2020.

Prior to submitting an application in response to this RFA, all organizations are required to prequalify with the New York State Grants Management at https://grantsmanagement.ny.gov/get-prequalified . For more information, see: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/documents/SFY2019-2020%20SCAHC%20RFA%20-%20$25M%20-%20FINAL.pdf#page=20.

Applicants must submit a completed Vulnerability Assessment for each facility for which grant funding is requested. For more information, see: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/documents/SFY2019-2020%20SCAHC%20RFA%20-%20$25M%20-%20FINAL.pdf#page=21.

For the Cost-Match requirement for SFY2019-2020 SCAHC with Local Matching Funds, see: http://www.dhses.ny.gov/grants/nonprofit/documents/SFY2019-2020%20SCAHC%20with%20Local%20Matching%20Funds%20RFA%20-%20$20M%20-%20FINAL.pdf#page=5.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Questions regarding the SFY 2019-2020 Securing Communities Against Hate Crimes Program should be directed to Grant.Info@dhses.ny.gov. To the degree possible, each inquiry should cite the RFA section and paragraph to which it refers.

All questions regarding the E-Grants System should be directed to DHSES via the e-mail address above, or by telephone (866-837-9133).

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