Integrated Cybersecurity Education Communities (ICEC): Expansion of a Portable Cybersecurity Education Teacher-Focused Model

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Integrated Cybersecurity Education Communities (ICEC): Expansion of a Portable Cybersecurity Education Teacher-Focused Model: The program addresses a priority area implemented by Presidential Policy Directive/PPD-8 (http://www.dhs.gov/presidential-policy-directive-8-national-preparedness) through its alignment with the campaign to build and sustain national preparedness. The program provides Federal financial assistance toward community-based efforts to increase knowledge of cybersecurity topics and encourage interest in cybersecurity as an academic pursuit and as a professional career. Program Objectives In accordance with the above priority area, DHS has an interest in promoting cybersecurity education in State and local government agencies and educational institutions, as well as providing a mechanism whereby cybersecurity education is available not only in the form of the such as these are key to developing students' interest in the cybersecurity career field at an early stage to bolster the pipeline of future cybersecurity professionals - an important objective of DHS and of the President. DHS also recognizes that educational summer camps offer a unique method of reaching students outside of the traditional classroom setting. Therefore, DHS developed the following five goals: 1. Expand awareness of cybersecurity issues in highlighting the DHS-State government student-teacher education and training program 2. Explore and encourage cybersecurity career paths 3. Train and educate on technical elements of cybersecurity to include: threat analysis, cryptography, identification, authentication, access, and authorization process 4. Identify a portable model to aid in replication to other States and pilot that model 5. Provide the means to measure the long-term effects of the camp on the participating students and teachers to include: the number of students who choose to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) disciplines through academia as well as in their career choice and the level of impact on additional students from the teachers who receive professional development training. The awardee must be able to present a portable model that addresses all five goals, while focusing on high school teachers. Starting in FY13, this effort will expand the use of the portable model meeting all five goals to reach multiple communities in the United States. Applicants are advised to review and remain cognizant of, eligibility criteria in section III as well as the "non-responsive" bullets summarized in the first part of section V, in the Funding Opportunity Announcement.
Federal Grant Title: Integrated Cybersecurity Education Communities (ICEC): Expansion of a Portable Cybersecurity Education Teacher-Focused Model
Federal Agency Name: Office of Procurement Operations Grants Division
Grant Categories: Other
Type of Opportunity: Continuation
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-13-NPPD-127-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 97.127
CFDA Descriptions: Cybersecurity Education and Training Assistance Program (CETAP)
Current Application Deadline: Jun 07, 2013
Original Application Deadline: Jun 07, 2013
Posted Date: May 07, 2013
Creation Date: May 06, 2013
Archive Date: Jun 10, 2013
Total Program Funding: $5,000,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $5,000,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Category Explanation
Homeland Security; cybersecurity awarensss. Cybersecurity education in State and local government agencies and educational institutions.
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Grant Announcement Contact
Bruce Edwards Grant Specialist

bruce.edwards@dhs.gov [bruce.edwards@dhs.gov]
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