The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial (SLT) governments across the country. This State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program provides $1 billion in funding to SLT partners over four years, with $185 million available for FY22, to support SLT efforts to address cyber risk to their information systems.
The program will fund efforts to establish critical governance frameworks across states and territories to address cyber threats and vulnerabilities, identify key vulnerabilities and evaluate needed capabilities, implement measures to mitigate the threats, and develop a 21st-century cyber workforce across local communities. The Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) will support these efforts with a suite of available resources, including state cybersecurity coordinators and cybersecurity advisors.
Additional cybersecurity resources:
- National Homeland Security Consortium hosts webinar, “State & Local Cybersecurity - Opportunities in the digital present and data-driven future,” on September 20, 2:00 PM ET
- See NACCHO’s fact sheet on cybersecurity preparedness considerations for public health and healthcare organizations
- Video: Leaders discuss “Why Cyber Security Matters to Public Health Emergency Response”