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Kentucky Office of Homeland Security offers virtual workshops for 2024 cybersecurity grant program

Grant application will likely open in summer, first virtual workshop on May 21

In 2022, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local, and territorial governments across the country.

The grant program, called the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) helps counties and other eligible entities address cybersecurity risks and threats to information systems owned or operated by county governments.

In FY 2023, $374.9 million was made available under the SLCGP, with varying funding amounts allocated over four years from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

Who administers the grant program?

The DHS Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) serves as the subject-matter expert in cybersecurity related issues for the grant program while the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides grant administration and oversight for appropriated funds, including award and allocation of funds to eligible entities, financial management, and oversight of funds execution.

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security (KOHS) administers the grant application process in Kentucky.

When will the 2024 grant application open?

While FEMA has not yet provided a release date for the 2024 SLCGP, it is likely that the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) will be available in summer 2024.  

How can I learn more?

The Kentucky Office of Homeland Security is offering a series of virtual workshops to help inform and prepare county and city leaders for the 2024 application process.

Click here to learn more and register.

Workshop Schedule

May 21, 10 a.m.
SLCGP – Overview and Basics

May 28, 10 a.m.
SLCGP – Personnel, Policy and Planning Grants

June 4, 3 p.m.
SLCGP – Risk and Vulnerability Grants

June 11, 9:30 a.m.
SLCGP – Equipment Grants

June 17, 3 p.m.
SLCGP – Training Grants

June 18, 9 a.m.
SLCGP – Office Hours

June 19, 10 a.m.
SLCGP – Overview and Basics

June 20, 2 p.m.
SLCGP – Office Hours

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