What you need to know
On September 27th, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) announced the funding of a new grant — the Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program (TCGP) — to aid tribal leaders in protecting their communities against the risk and consequences of cyber-attacks.
REDW's Cybersecurity team, led by IT & Cybersecurity Consulting Director, Brian Grayek is here to help.
Eligible grant applicants meeting the definition of a Federally Recognized Tribal Government must have submitted their Grant Application, received feedback from FEMA and CISA on required changes, and submitted those changes back before 5 pm ET on January 10, 2024.
The grants will be awarded on January 10, 2024.
Due to the abbreviated time limit and funds available in this program, tribal leaders should highly prioritize completing the requirements and submitting their grant applications.
The TCGP grant requirements are formidable and will require a significant time investment— anticipated to be four weeks or more—to ensure that all aspects of actions and documents required to apply are fulfilled and changes are approved.
REDW is Here to Help
Each applicant is required to submit:
- CISA-approved Cybersecurity Plan that meets the grant’s 13 cybersecurity plan statutory elements.
- Cybersecurity Planning Committee List which includes an internal grant office representative and a designated Chief Information Officer (or equivalent) with expertise in Information Technology (IT).
- Cybersecurity Planning Committee Charter that defines the committee’s authority, objectives, scope of activities, and duties.
- Detailed descriptions of how the tribal government plans to meet the TCGP required and optional objectives that include governance and planning, assessment and valuation, mitigation, and workforce development.