State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program
Helping New Hampshire cities, towns and school districts improve their cybersecurity.
The State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) is funded by the U.S. Federal Government within the Infrastructure and Investment Jobs Act (IIJA) specifically, by Title VI-Cybersecurity – Subtitle B – State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act.
The State of New Hampshire’s SLCGP has been formed to coordinate the investments resulting from the federal funds and to manage the projects and other components resulting from the program.
The New Hampshire Cybersecurity Planning Committee formed in October 2022 and wrote the New Hampshire SLCGP Cybersecurity Plan. The Plan was submitted to DHS/CISA and has been approved.
- Project 1: Cybersecurity Plan Refinement
- Project 2: Tokens for MFA
- Project 3: Migration to .Gov
- Project 4: Security Training Courses
This project resources program management services for the NH Planning Committee and facilitation of future NH SLCGP Cybersecurity Plans refinement.
This project provides hardware tokens and professional services that municipalities, special districts and K-12 Schools can use to implement multi-factor authentication (MFA) in their technology environments. MFA reduces cyber risk by requiring users to provide two or more verification factors to access an application or an online account.
The US Department of Homeland Security and the US Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency are recommending that all government agencies, including K-12 schools, migrate to a .gov web domain to protect against cyber threats and gain the advantage of additional cyber services. This project will procure and oversee professional services for use by local entities to help them migrate from existing web domains to .gov.
This project will increase the skills and personal cybersecurity certification levels of IT Employees across New Hampshire municipalities, special districts and K-12 Schools.