National Cybersecurity Awareness Program

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National Cybersecurity Awareness Program: Program Overview and Priorities DHS/NPPD/CS&C is seeking assistance in implementing Cyberspace Policy Review Near Term Action #6, Action Recommended 3-1 of the President’s National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace, and to support Executive Order 13636. Accordingly, DHS/NPPD/CS&C requires support in coordinating and collaborating with appropriate private sector and non-profit organizations as well as federal, state, and local government entities to facilitate a comprehensive national cybersecurity awareness campaign including specific programs, activities, audience-specific awareness materials and outreach efforts, expansion of the Stop. Think. Connect. Campaign, as well as support for National Cybersecurity Awareness Month in October. DHS/NPPD/CS&C requires assistance in amplifying the message about cybersecurity; serving as a spokesperson for cybersecurity awareness; building relationships and coalitions to support a broad national effort; and serving to further the government’s goals to reach a broad audience as part of this initiative. Program Objectives • Promote the National Cybersecurity Awareness Campaign, Stop.Think.Connect and National Cyber Security Awareness Month. • Engage key stakeholder groups through targeted outreach and the development of programs and activities, to include: home users; small/medium businesses; and, the academic community, including K-12 and higher education educators, administrators, and students. • Promote cybersecurity awareness and conduct outreach efforts to stakeholders through identification of; creation of; and/or engagement in meetings, conferences, events, and initiatives. • Create cybersecurity awareness collateral (brochures, etc.) that can be leveraged by multiple stakeholder groups. • Serve as a repository for cybersecurity awareness related activities and collateral. • Partner with key stakeholder groups, including the Multi-State Information and Sharing Analysis Center (MS-ISAC), to reach State and local communities. • Develop and maintain efforts to advance cyber workforce development, to include enhancements to current in-classroom curriculum and development of new curriculum as needed. • Assist in the execution of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, which may include: o TV and radio promotion of campaign messages by identified spokespeople o Promotion of messaging through multiple media o Creation and dissemination of campaign materials o Development of content for a website o Tailored activities for small/medium businesses, academia, and home users o Targeted events to promote the month, including a “kick-off” • Assist in the development of a coordinated messaging effort with key partners. • Measure and provide DHS/NPPD/CS&C with expert analysis of the effectiveness of awareness efforts. Methods may include: o Capturing the number of hits on websites o Researching positive changes to attitudes or behaviors o Surveys o Analyzing broad shifts in public attitudes or policies, measured through independent studies, government surveys, or polls.
Federal Grant Title: National Cybersecurity Awareness Program
Federal Agency Name: Office of Procurement Operations Grants Division
Grant Categories: Education
Type of Opportunity: Discretionary
Funding Opportunity Number: DHS-14-NPPD-128-001
Type of Funding: Cooperative Agreement
CFDA Numbers: 97.128
CFDA Descriptions: National Cyber Security Awareness
Current Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2014
Original Application Deadline: Jun 20, 2014
Posted Date: May 19, 2014
Creation Date: May 19, 2014
Archive Date: Jul 20, 2014
Total Program Funding: $1,100,000
Maximum Federal Grant Award: $1,100,000
Minimum Federal Grant Award: $100,000
Expected Number of Awards: 1
Cost Sharing or Matching: No
Applicants Eligible for this Grant
Private institutions of higher education
Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
Public and State controlled institutions of higher education
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