Leverage the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program to Protect your Community.


The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program is designed to help state, local governments address cybersecurity risks. The program provides grants that can be used by eligible entities for a variety of initiatives including risk assessments, security training courses as well the purchase or lease agreement on new equipment such as firewalls and encryption services just some examples!

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State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program FAQ's

  • Who are the eligible entities?

    The States are Applicants and the Local Agencies are the Sub-Applicants. Local governments are defined in the law as a county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (regardless of whether the council of governments is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), regional or interstate government entity, or agency or instrumentality of a local government; an Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization, or in Alaska a Native village or Alaska Regional Native Corporation; and a rural community, unincorporated town or village, or other public entity.


  • What are the available funding details?

    For FY 2022, Congress appropriated $200 million. This includes $185 million for SLCGP, $6 million for TCGP, $8.5 million for DHS to administer the grant, and $500,000 for the DHS Inspector General to evaluate the grant programs. Congress also authorized for appropriation $400 million for FY 2023, $300 million for FY 2024, and $100 million for FY 2025.


  • What are eligible expenditures under the SLCGP?

    Funds cannot be used for: Supplanting state or local funds; Recipient cost-sharing contributions; Payment of a ransom from cyberattacks; Recreational or social purposes, or for any purpose that does not address cybersecurity risks or cybersecurity threats on SLTT information systems; Lobbying or intervention in federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings; Suing the federal government or any other government entity; Acquiring land or constructing, remodeling or altering buildings or other physical facilities; or Cybersecurity Insurance; or Any purpose that does not address cybersecurity risks or cybersecurity threats on information systems owned or operated by, or on behalf of, the eligible entity or a local government within the jurisdiction of the eligible entity.


    Funds Can be used to hire personnel, purchase hardware and software.  


  • How do I apply?

    Local governments are eligible as Sub-Applicants to their State Administrative Agencies (SAA) and must work with their state or territory’s Cybersecurity Planning Committee to receive subawards.


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