The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is seeking applications for its 2022 State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program to assist SLT governments with managing and reducing systemic cyber risk.
- Objective 1: Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations.
- Objective 2: Understand their current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
- Objective 3: Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
- Objective 4: Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.
- Establish a Cybersecurity Planning Committee;
- Develop a state-wide Cybersecurity Plan, unless the recipient already has a state-wide Cybersecurity Plan and uses the funds to implement or revise a state-wide Cybersecurity Plan;
- Conduct assessment and evaluations as the basis for individual projects throughout the life of the program; and
- Adopt key cybersecurity best practices.
- Estimated Total Program Funding: $185,024,069
- Award Ceiling: $185,024,069
- Award Floor: $500,000
- Expected Number of Awards: 56
All 56 states and territories, including any state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Guam, American Samoa, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, are eligible to apply for SLCGP funds.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=343579