State and local cybersecurity grant program update
Project submittal date to be announced
On Sept. 16, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security announced a first-of-its-kind cybersecurity grant program specifically for state, local and territorial governments across the country. Information about the new State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLGP) is located on the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency website. The State of Oklahoma is applying for SLGP funds.
Many Oklahoma agencies and local governments have expressed interest in participating. By law, the state must pass through at least 80% of the federal funding to local governments, including at least 25% to rural areas.
The Oklahoma Cybersecurity Planning Committee (OCPC) will emphasize use of available preparedness funding sources to support a whole community approach to cybersecurity emergency preparedness.
We look forward to engaging with you. Agencies and local governments with project proposals for OCPC consideration will be encouraged to contact the OCPC at a future date once a centralized communication channel has been established.
Please check back regularly for updates on how to submit project proposals. The Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security and the Oklahoma Office of Management and Enterprise Services are unable to field direct inquiries due to high volume. For more information on SLCGP requirements, please visit the CISA CyberGrants webpage.