National Cyber Security Awareness

To provide funding for outreach, education, and technical assistance in order to raise public awareness of cybersecurity awareness nationally.

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.

Agency - Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security has three primary missions: Prevent terrorist attacks within the United States, reduce America's vulnerability to terrorism and minimize the damage from potential attacks and natural disasters.

Relevant Nonprofit Program Categories

Program Accomplishments

Fiscal Year 2012: Initial planning and material development for NCSAM 2012. Fiscal Year 2013: Execution of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2012. Raise profile of NCSAM and increase media presence and overall national awareness. Increase number of stakeholders and industry members involved in the Stop.Think.Connect. Campaign and broaden the reach to International audience. Improve overall social media outreach and presence. Develope improved materials and collateral in support of the Campaign. Fiscal Year 2014: Increase media attention of NCSAM 2013. Assist in planning and execution of NCSAM 2013 events. Enhance the Campaign s reach and continue increasing industry involvement. Continue international expansion.

Uses and Use Restrictions

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.

Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

See above.

Beneficiary Eligibility

See above.


No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

OMB Circular No. A-102 applies to this program. OMB Circular No. A-110 applies to this program.

Award Procedures

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.


Contact the headquarters or regional office, as appropriate, for application deadlines.


Homeland Security Act of 2002, Public Law 107-296, 6 U.S.C 121.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.


Not Applicable.


Refer to the funding opportunity announcement.

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 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.

Post Assistance Requirements


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.


In accordance with the provisions of OMB Circular No. A-133 (Revised, June 27, 2003), "Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations," nonfederal entities that expend financial assistance of $500,000 or more in Federal awards will have a single or a program-specific audit conducted for that year. Nonfederal entities that expend less than $500,000 a year in Federal awards are exempt from Federal audit requirements for that year, except as noted in Circular No. A-133.


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.

Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 12 $750,000; FY 13 est $750,000; and FY 14 est $750,000

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.)

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office


Headquarters Office

Kristina Dorville 245 Murray Ln., SW, Stop 0640
, Arlington, Virginia 20598-0640 Email: Phone: (703) 235-3666

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Refer to the funding opportunity announcement for information on criteria for selecting proposals.

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