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Cybersecurity Workforce Development and Training Pilot for Underserved Communities – US

Cybersecurity Workforce Development and Training Pilot for Underserved Communities – US


Deadline: 25-Aug-21

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is pleased to announce the Cybersecurity Workforce Development and Training Pilot for Underserved Communities to provide the shared situational awareness to enable real-time, integrated, and operational actions across the Federal Government and non-Federal entities to address cybersecurity risks and incidents.

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The activities contemplated in the agreement directly support the Department of Homeland Security mission areas to safeguard and secure cyberspace. This cooperative agreement seeks to fund applicants to develop a scalable and replicable proof of concept that can respond to cyber eco-system challenges.

Objectives

All applicants should clearly state how the following objectives would be addressed in the proposed pilot:

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Micro-projects Grants to promote the Social Impact of Sport in Africa. Deadline to apply: 1 Sep 2021

This US-based Foundation will fund small organizations that provide social assistance all around the world. Deadline to apply: 30 Sep 2021

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Funding for Projects promoting Youth Mental Health & Wellness (Select Countries). Deadline to apply: 11 Aug 2021

Support for Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Projects (Europe). Deadline to apply: 30 Nov 2021

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Human Rights Initiative for supporting Women ($20,000 Grants). Deadline to apply: 1 September 2021

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One-time Microgrant for NGO Projects that generate Social Impact. Deadline to apply: 30 June 2021

$15,000-$25,000 Funding for Women and Children living in Extreme Poverty. Deadline to apply: 31 July 2021

Develop and implement a comprehensive cybersecurity pathways retention strategy to address apprenticeship-to-placement engagement.
Deliver entry-level cybersecurity training covering both national and regional cybersecurity challenges to underserved communities through the development of an engaging training hub (virtual or a hybrid combination of virtual and in-person) connecting participants and employers, in one or more CISA regions.
Develop and implement an apprenticeship program for entry-level cybersecurity professionals, in one or more CISA regions.
Decrease the cybersecurity workforce shortage by placing apprenticeship graduates into entry-level cybersecurity jobs, in one or more CISA regions.
Priorities

Participants are selected from underserved communities
Participants complete a NICE Framework-mapped cybersecurity training curriculum
Participants are competitive and selected for apprenticeships
Participants are competitive and selected for entry-level cybersecurity jobs
Applicant reaches participants and employers in one or more CISA regions
Applicant provides a sharable NICE Framework-mapped training curriculum
Applicant submits proof of concept with recommendations to replicate on larger scale
Funding Information

Available Funding for the NOFO: Up to $2,000,000.00 total
Projected number of Awards (Optional): Up to 2 (approx. $1,000,000 per award)
Period of Performance: 36 months
Projected Period of Performance Start Date(s): 10/01/2021
Projected Period of Performance End Date(s): 09/30/2024
Eligibility Criteria

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Non-traditional technical training providers (NTTPs) are entities that actively provide cybersecurity training, internships, apprenticeships, and/or other hands-on exposure to meets the dynamic needs the cybersecurity workplace. Eligible non-traditional technical training providers applying for this cooperative agreement must be nonprofit organizations.
Nonprofit organizations, other than institutions of higher education, described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.
Nonprofit organizations, other than institutions of higher education, that are not described under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and exempt from tax under section 501(a) of such code.
For more information, visit https://www.grants.gov/web/grants/view-opportunity.html?oppId=334707

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