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State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)

Overview

Our nation faces unprecedented cybersecurity risks, including increasingly sophisticated adversaries, widespread vulnerabilities in commonly used hardware and software, and broad dependencies on networked technologies for the day-to-day operation of critical infrastructure. Cyber risk management is further complicated by the ability of malicious actors to operate remotely, linkages between cyber and physical systems, and the difficulty of reducing vulnerabilities.

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) is administered by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and funded by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA). The SLCGP is a reimbursable pass-through grant program with an overall goal to improve the cybersecurity posture of state, local and territorial (SLT) government organizations by providing assistance for managing and reducing systemic cyber risk through the following objectives:  

Objective 1: Develop and establish appropriate governance structures, including developing, implementing, or revising cybersecurity plans, to improve capabilities to respond to cybersecurity incidents and ensure continuity of operations. 

Objective 2: Understand their current cybersecurity posture and areas for improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments. 

Objective 3: Implement security protections commensurate with risk.

Objective 4: Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.

In Michigan, the SLCGP is administered by the Department of Technology, Management & Budget Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Protection division and the Michigan Cybersecurity Planning Committee established on October 19, 2022. 

Funding

The State of Michigan was awarded a $4.7M grant for Federal Fiscal Year (FFY) 2022.  These grant funds are on hold and will be released when Investment Justification Forms are submitted to and approved by DHS | FEMA.  The State of Michigan will receive $9.6M in FFY 2023 which provides opportunities for more investments in cyber risk reduction and sub-granting to SLT’s for projects approved in the Cybersecurity Plan.  SLCGP funds Michigan’s Cybersecurity Plan.

On August 4, 2023, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) approved the State of Michigan Cybersecurity Plan, submitted by the Cybersecurity Planning Committee.  

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) FY2022 Projects

The following projects have been approved by the Cybersecurity Planning Committee and will be implemented using SLCGP funding. Current project funding is on hold and will be released when Investment Justifications are submitted to and approved by DHS | FEMA.

Eligible entities that participated and completed the requirements will go through a review and scoring process for awards of the SLCGP FY2022 funds. Submissions for awards of the FY2022 grant funds are now closed. Please contact DTMB-CIP-SLCGP@michigan.gov if you have questions regarding FY2022 grant funds.

  • Procure and distribute advanced EDR licensing and services to local entities.

  • Provide access to cybersecurity assessments for local and rural entities utilizing established MiDEAL Security Assessment Vendors.

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) FY2023 Projects

The State of Michigan submitted its application for FY2023 SLCGP grant funding on September 27, 2023. FEMA application approvals and awards will be made on or around December 1, 2023.

To learn more about the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, visit our SLCGP Background page.

For questions or input, please contact DTMB-CIP-SLCGP@michigan.gov.

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