Cybersecurity Grants

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State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) is now open! The program is eligible for government agencies, which include counties, municipalities, local public authorities, school districts, special districts, intrastate districts, councils of government, regional or interstate government entities, agencies or instrumentalities of a local government, authorized tribal governments and organizations, rural communities, unincorporated towns or villages, and other public entities.

SLCGP is a federal grant administered by Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and Divisi​on of Enterprise Technology (DET) that provides support for units of government that meet certain criteria. This funding opportunity can be used on cybersecurity-related activities, including purchase and installation or activation of multifactor authentication (MFA) and managed detection and response (MDR).

There will be four cycles of funding made available with increasing cost share requirements of 0%, 20%, 30%, and 40%, respectively. The deadline to apply for the first cycle of funding under the SLCGP is August 15, 2024

​ Applicants must be able to demonstrate their agency or organization’s need for cybersecurity improvements based on the results of a vulnerability scan, previous impactful cybersecurity incidents, legal mandates or audit findings, and/or current use of unsupported systems.

How can my organization apply?

Helpful SLCGP Sup​p​orting Information includes the following: ​Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), a Glossary, Tips, and links to various Cybersecurity Resources, and Contact information.​(Updated 7/5​/2024)

​​​​​General Information 

The goal of the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) is to help states' local governments, rural areas, and school districts to develop security based on systems already in place to maximize operational interoperability, minimize cost while incorporating an organizations' knowledge of existing systems here in Wisconsin. 

Program Objectives:

  • 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.
  • Understand current cybersecurity posture improvement based on continuous testing, evaluation, and structured assessments.
  • Implement security protections commensurate with risk.
  • Ensure organization personnel are appropriately trained in cybersecurity, commensurate with responsibility.​

Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program

The Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) also established the Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program (TCGP) to award grants to Tribal governments to address cybersecurity risks and cybersecurity threats to information systems owned or operated by, or on behalf of Tribal governments. The TCGP enables DHS to provide targeted cybersecurity resources for Tribal governments, thus improving the security of critical infrastructure and improving the resilience of the services Tribal governments provide to their members. Please go to the Tribal Cyb​ersecurity Grant Program page to learn more.​​


For grant-related inquiries or questions about information on this page, please contact SLCG​