State & Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)

What is the SLCGP?

MEMA administers the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP) to improve Maine’s cybersecurity posture in accordance with the grant goals set forth by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA):

  1. Implement cyber governance and planning
  2. Assess and evaluate systems and capabilities
  3. Mitigate prioritized issues; and 
  4. Build a cybersecurity workforce

Currently, states and territories are the only eligible entities for this grant, and local and tribal governments are eligible sub-recipients. 

What is the Maine Cybersecurity Project?

As required by the Fiscal Year 2022 grant, Maine has established a Cybersecurity Planning Committee that is coordinating, developing, and approving a strategic Cybersecurity Plan. This plan will guide the development of cybersecurity capabilities across Maine in the coming years. Most importantly, this plan will enable Maine to receive subsequent allocations of federal funding to implement its goals and individual projects in communities across the state.

2023 Cybersecurity Survey

To inform the Cybersecurity Plan, a survey has been distributed to municipalities, counties, and school districts. This survey is a mechanism to collect local input, a critical requirement of this grant, which will guide funding priorities. 

Eligible organizations have been asked to complete the survey by April 19, 2023, and received direct emails with key details.

Please contact with any questions or requests for assistance in completing this survey.

Next Steps

  • The Cybersecurity Planning Committee will review the survey results as they develop and approve the Cybersecurity Plan. 
  • The Cybersecurity Plan will be submitted to CISA and FEMA for review and approval in the fall of 2023, enabling Maine to receive additional funding in the coming years. 
  • Please visit this page for future details regarding cybersecurity resources, services, and/or funding opportunities.  

Plan of action for the 2023 Cybersecurity Grant