National Cyber Security Awareness

 

To provide funding for outreach, education, and technical assistance in order to raise public awareness of cybersecurity awareness nationally and increase national cyber preparedness. To empower and support citizens to use the Internet securely and safely, protecting themselves and the cyber infrastructure. To educate key stakeholder communities about cybersecurity issues as well as provide tools and resources to enhance cybersecurity awareness. Outreach and technical assistance may take several forms, such as: the provision of written information; maintaining a website; development of cybersecurity awareness collateral; establishment and maintenance of metrics to measure effectiveness of awareness efforts; and development of seminars, workshops or training sessions.

General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Active
Program Number
97.128
Federal Agency/Office
Agency: Department of Homeland Security
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Project Grants
Program Accomplishments
Fiscal Year 2014: Increased overall National Cyber Security Awareness Month involvement --
• 122 total events – including 42 partner led events and 91 events with DHS speakers
• 16 more partners added during the month
• 606 attendees for the 5 keystone events
• 1,500 people reached through the Facebook stream of the kick-off event
• More than 2,300 StopThinkConnect toolkits distributed
• 43,000 times the #NCSAM hashtag was used during October
• Over 900 unique online and print news articles and blog posts
• Over 8,000 Tweets during the #ChatSTC Twitter series in October
Provided annual updates to resources and materials, held monthly twitter chats, continued media outreach, and overall increase of public awareness of cyber risks. Fiscal Year 2015: Increase National Cyber Security Awareness Month participation and media involvement. Increase overall awareness of Stop.Think.Connect. program resources and raise the public cyber hygiene. Fiscal Year 2016: Increase National Cyber Security Awareness Month participation and media involvement. Increase overall awareness of Stop.Think.Connect. program resources and raise the public cyber hygiene.
Authorization
Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 6 U.S.C 121; Homeland Security Act, National Cybersecurity Protection Act of 2014, Executive Order (EO) 13,636, PPD-21 Executive Order 13691 “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” of February 13, 2015.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant Eligibility
See above.
Beneficiary Eligibility
See above.
Credentials/Documentation
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Pre-Application Procedure
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Application Procedure
2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards applies to this program. 2 CFR Part 200 applies to the ISAO program.
Award Procedure
Applications or plans are reviewed by DHS program and administrative staff. Any issues or concerns noted in the application will be negotiated with the successful applicant prior to the award being issued.
Deadlines
Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.
Appeals
Not Applicable.
Renewals
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.
How are proposals selected?
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for information on criteria for selecting proposals.
How may assistance be used?
Financial and nonfinancial assistance may be provided for the following: salaries, materials and supplies, equipment, travel, publication costs, subcontractor and supporting costs required for technical and other activities necessary to achieve the objective. Restrictions on use of funds will be identified in the funding opportunity announcement and award provisions. DHS grant funds may only be used for the purpose set forth in the cooperative agreement, and must be consistent with the statutory authority for the award. Grant funds may not be used for matching funds for other Federal grants, lobbying, or intervention in Federal regulatory or adjudicatory proceedings. In addition, Federal funds may not be used to sue the Federal government or any other government entity. Refer to funding opportunity announcement. See above. See above.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
Reporting
Grantees are required to submit quarterly financial and performance reports. Quarterly “Progress Reports” must include the progress of each sub-grant award. Reports are due 30 days after the end of each quarter. Final financial and performance reports are due 90 days after the expiration or termination of grant award. See above. See above. Expenditure reports are not applicable. See above. See above. See above. Expenditure reports are not applicable. See above.
Auditing
In accordance with the provisions of 2 CFR 200, Subpart F - Audit Requirements, non-Federal entities that expend financial assistance of $750,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Non-Federal entities that expend less than $750,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in 2 CFR 200.503. 2 CFR Part 200 applies to the ISAO program.
Records
Grant records shall be retained for a period of 3 years from the day the recipient submits its final expenditure report. If any litigation, claim, negotiation, audit, or other action involving the records has been started before the expiration of the 3-year period, the records must be retained until completion of the action and resolution of all issues which arise from it, or until the end of the regular 3-year period, whichever is later. Grant records include financial and program/progress reports, support documents, statistical records, and other documents that support the activity and/or expenditure of the recipient or sub-recipient under the award.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
This program has no statutory formula.
This program has no matching requirements.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement. Awards are subject to the Cash Management Improvement Act for payment and/or reimbursement of expenditures. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Annual Lump sum (Period of Performance will be up to five years comprised on 5-12 month budget periods). Applicants will be making draw downs through the HHS-Payment Management System in accordance with the Cash Management Improvement Act. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: Annual Lump sum (Period of Performance will be two years comprised on 2-12 month budget periods). Applicants will be making draw downs through the HHS-Payment Management System in accordance with the Cash Management Improvement Act.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
None.
Headquarters Office
Kristina Dorville 245 Murray Ln., SW, Stop 0640
, Arlington, Virginia 20598-0640 Email: kristina.dorville@dhs.gov Phone: (703) 235-5281
Website Address
http://www.dhs.gov/cyber
Financial Information
Account Identification
70-0565-0-1-999.
Obligations
(Salaries) FY 14 $550,000; FY 15 est $550,000; and FY 16 est $550,000
Range and Average of Financial Assistance
Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.
Regulations, Guidelines and Literature
A-110, Uniform Administrative Requirements for Grants and Agreements with Institutions of Higher Education, Hospitals and Non-Profit Organizations, A-21, Cost Principles for Educational Institutions and A-122, Cost Principles for Non-Profit Organization.)

2 CFR Part 200 applies to the ISAO program.
Examples of Funded Projects
Not Applicable.

 



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