Securing American Nonprofit Organizations Against Terrorism Act of 2019 (H.R. 2476) was signed into law by President Trump on Tuesday January 28th.
The bill authorizes $375 million over the next five years for the Department of Homeland Security’s Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) providing grants to nonprofits and faith-based organizations to help secure their facilities against targeted violence. Grant funds can be used for security equipment, physical security and cybersecurity training, target hardening, terrorism awareness, or employee training.
Section 2 of the bill states:
- (d) The Administrator shall make funds provided under this section available for use by a recipient of a grant for a period of not less than 36 months.
- (e) The Administrator shall annually for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024 submit to the Committee on Homeland Security of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report containing information on the expenditure by each grant recipient of grant funds made under this section.
- (f) Authorization of appropriations:
- (1) There is authorized to be appropriated $75 million for each of fiscal years 2020 through 2024 to carry out this section.
- (2) Of the amounts authorized to be appropriated pursuant to paragraph (1)—
- (A) $50 million is authorized for eligible recipients located in jurisdictions that receive funding under section 2003; and
- (B) $25 million is authorized for eligible recipients in jurisdictions not receiving funding under section 2003.”.
- (b) Subsection (a) of section 2002 of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 (6 U.S.C. 603) is amended by striking “sections 2003 and 2004” and inserting “sections 2003, 2004, and 2009”.
- (c) The table of contents in section 1(b) of the Homeland Security Act of 2002 is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 2008 the following new item: