CAL OES Vulnerability Assessment

Evaluate and Define Infrastructure Vulnerabilities

Cohen Security can work with your non-profit organization to complete the required vulnerability assessment (VA) that will be submitted with your organization’s application for a security grant from the State of California under the CSNSGP program. Applications are typically required to be submitted by the fall of each year, and if your organization is selected as a recipient, you can receive up to $200,000 towards improving the security infrastructure of your offices and security training for your staff.

What is the Vulnerability Assessment Worksheet?

It defines, identifies, and prioritizes vulnerabilities of the organizational structure. It provides the organization with mitigation options of what equipment to procure in order to make the organization more secure.

The VA must be completed by a person with a security, emergency services, military, or law enforcement background because it has the largest impact on the amount of funding your organization can be awarded. Minimize the risk of your application being rejected by working with Cohen Security because our client’s applications have never been denied.

What is the California State NonProfit Security Grant Program (CSNSGP)?

The purpose of the CSNSGP is to provide funding support for target hardening and other physical security enhancements to nonprofit organizations that are at high risk for violent attacks and hate crimes due to ideology, beliefs, or mission.

Who is eligible to receive the CSNSGP Grant?

Restricted to California nonprofit organizations that are described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 (IRC) and exempt from tax under Section 501(a) of such code.

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) does not require certain organizations such as churches, mosques, and synagogues to apply for and receive recognition of exemption under Section 501(c)(3) of the IRC. Such organizations are automatically exempt if they meet the requirements of Section 501(c)(3).

Nonprofits that cohabitate facilities

There are some nonprofit organizations that share the same building. In these cases, only one nonprofit organization can apply for CSNSGP funding. The safety and security enhancements can benefit those that cohabitate or share the same building as the nonprofit organization.

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