The Massachusetts Executive Office of Technology Services and Security has opened the Municipal Cybersecurity Awareness Grant Program for 2024.
The program improves overall cybersecurity posture by helping organizations mitigate their human risk through awareness training and monthly threat simulations like phishing campaigns.
The program is open to all local government agencies, including municipalities, public
school districts, libraries, police departments, fire departments, planning commissions, and municipally run utility departments and airports, as well as members of the PERAC Retirement System.
The Office of Municipal and School Technology, within the Executive Office of Technology Services and Security, procures the user licenses and manages the program, making it free to participating organizations.
Applications are now available, and the application period will close when all available seats are taken, or on Jan. 10, 2024, whichever occurs first.
Information sessions will be held on Dec. 6 and 13 to provide more details about the grant program and to answer any questions. Details about the information sessions and the program are available on the program’s website.