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Resources from the Department of Homeland Security’s Center for Faith Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

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Webinar on Federal Government Disaster Recovery Resources

Dec. 13, 2023 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. EST = 11 AM – 12:30 PM PST

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 Register in advance at Webinar Registration – Zoom ( and use the passcode “FEMAVAL” for access once the webinar begins. This call will support closed captioning and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation.

Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) FY2024 Winter Webinar Series – All Events

The Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Grant Programs Directorate (GPD) invites interested organizations to attend upcoming webinars regarding the Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP). The NSGP is a competitive grant awarded to nonprofit organizations at high risk of a terrorist or other extremist attack for the purposes of facility hardening and other security enhancements.Please note that depending on the timing of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations bill, final FY 2024 information on the NSGP may not be available at the time of the webinars. Interested nonprofits should maintain communication with their State Administrative Agency (SAA) for all deadlines and application requirements.


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Friday, December 8

3:00 PM (12 PM PT)

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Tuesday, December 19

2:00 PM (11 AM PT)

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Wednesday, December 20

3:00 PM (12 PM PT)

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Following registration, you will receive a calendar invitation via email for the webinar. The link to join the webinar will be contained in that calendar event email. It may take time for this email to arrive – please be patient following registration and be sure to check your junk/spam folders.

New Resource: Physical Security Performance Goals for Faith-Based Communities

The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to announce the release of a new resource titled, Physical Security Performance Goals for Faith-Based Communities, which was developed as a set of physical security practices that houses of worship and related facilities can use to reduce security risks to their congregations. The physical security performance goals model examines threats and vulnerabilities to provide targeted mitigation strategies, all of which are organized by the following functional categories: Identify, Protect, Detect, Respond, and Recover. For questions regarding this resource, please email

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The DHS Partnerships Center carries out the policies and program priorities of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships, DHS and FEMA for faith and community-based organizations related to all-hazards preparedness, emergency and disaster response and recovery, safety, security, and human trafficking. The DHS Partnerships Center offers a variety of resources to the public at DHS Partnerships Center does not endorse any non-governmental organizations, entities or services.DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships Have a comment, question or looking for information? E-mail us at

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