Spring Safety and Security Religious Holiday Briefing (2/21) + Resources to Protect Places of Worship

Feb 16


WEBINAR: Spring Safety and Security Religious Holiday Briefing

Date: February 21, 2024

Time: 2:00 – 3:30 pm EST


Please join FEMA’s Voluntary Agency Coordination Section and the DHS Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships for the February VOISE call. The topic of the call is a spring safety and security religious holiday briefing that will provide attendees information, points of contact and considerations to prepare their facilities for upcoming religious observances and other public gatherings. Click here to register.

Protecting Places of Worship Guidance

Six Steps to Enhance Security Against Targeted Violence

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Resources for Protecting Houses of Worship


For faith-based communities, it is crucial to ensure safety and security while maintaining a welcoming environment. Learn more by accessing the latest resources below. 

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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 join one of our upcoming webinars:

Friday Feb 16 at 1PM:

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Thursday Feb 22 at 3PM:

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Thursday Feb 29 at 1PM:

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Friday March 8 at 2PM:

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Thursday, March 14 at 4PM

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Friday March 22 at 2PM:

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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.

Webinar Logistics Reminders

  • Advance registration is required.
  • All webinars in this series will cover the same content.
  • Live NSGP webinars are NOT recorded.

If you have any questions regarding these webinars, or require special accommodations, please contact FEMA-NSGP@fema.dhs.gov.

Resources to Make it Easier to Prepare for FEMA’s Non-Profit Security Grant Program


The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) can provide funding support to nonprofit organizations, including houses of worship, that are at high risk of terrorist attack. This funding can help your organization implement physical security enhancements and activities. Here are 5 resources to help you prepare.

A 3-minute video to share with your colleagues

A short blog that outlines 4 things you can do BEFORE applying for the non-profit security grant

A webpage of resources to help you protecting you place of worship

An infographic on perimeter security considerations

A Security Planning Workbook that can assist your organization with the development of a foundational security plan.

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.gov/faith.

The 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 Partnerships@fema.dhs.gov