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State, local, tribal and education institutions encouraged to apply for cybersecurity grant

By Miranda Gilbert
Wednesday, August 09, 2023

The Oklahoma Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security (ODEMHS) is now accepting sub-recipient applications under the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP). Applications will be considered for all state, local, tribal and education institutions by the State of Oklahoma Cybersecurity Committee.

A strong sub-recipient application should be tied to one of the four main Project Investment Justifications as described in the FY 22 SLCGP Notification of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) and the State of Oklahoma Cybersecurity Plan.

The State of Oklahoma Cybersecurity Committee meets quarterly in accordance with the published schedule that is available through the Oklahoma Secretary of State Office. The next meeting of the State Cybersecurity Planning Committee is September 28, 2023. Projects that will be considered in this meeting must be received no later than 3:00 PM on September 8, 2023. Applications received after this date will be considered at the next meeting in December.

Investment Justification 1 – Planning

Example Projects:

  • Plans or Planning
  • Information Sharing
  • Dissemination
  • Alert monitoring
  • Process Development

Investment Justification 2 – Assessments

Example Projects:

  • Risk Assessments
  • Vulnerability Assessments
  •  Penetration Testing
  • Cyber Physical Security enhancements
  • Cyber Hazard Identification
  • Cyber monitoring
  • End User vulnerability mitigation

Investment Justification 3 - Monitoring

Example Projects:

  • Patch Monitoring
  • Software Monitoring
  • 2FA implementation
  • Data storage
  • Restoration Services
  • Endpoint Monitoring
  • Investment Justification 4 - Training
  • Example Projects:
  • IT professional Cybersecurity Training based upon the applicant’s role/duties.

Applications and NOFO can be found here. For more information contact ODEMHS.

Last Modified on Feb 21, 2024