State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP)


Through the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) of 2021, Congress established the State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act, which established the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program, appropriating $1 billion nationwide to be awarded over four years. In FY 2022, $183.5 million is available nationwide under the SLCGP, with varying funding amounts allocated over four years from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. Each state and territory will receive a funding allocation as determined by the statutory formula. 80% of total state allocations must support local entities, while 25% of the total state allocations must support rural entities; these amounts may overlap.

On December 27, 2022, California was successfully awarded $7,976,788 for SLCGP first-year funding (federal FY22) with Cal OES formally accepting the award on January 23, 2023.

As the State Administrative Agency, Cal OES will administer the funds pursuant to California’s SLCGP allocation. The IIJA requires the funds to be allocated according to a state cybersecurity plan developed by a cybersecurity planning committee. The California Cybersecurity Integration Center (Cal-CSIC) has formed a subcommittee of the California Cybersecurity Task Force called the Cybersecurity Investment Planning Subcommittee for this purpose (CCTF-CIPS). The CCTF-CIPS will serve as the planning committee for purposes of the grant program and is open to all potential grant recipients.

Cal OES is coordinating closely with our federal partners at FEMA and CISA to ensure all grant requirements are met. The state’s application was completed and approved by FEMA, which ensured full first-year funding is available to the state and will not restrict or limit options for subrecipients. Details about funding allocations, subrecipient procedures, and other details will be worked out in the full cybersecurity plan to be developed by the planning committee in the coming year. Until that time, we do not have specific details about the application process or timeline for local governments.

If you are interested in receiving updates related to the SLCGP program and/or would like to be involved in the efforts of the CCTF-CIPS, please reach out to the Cal OES SLCGP Planning Team at

Program Timeline

February-March 2023: Developing CCTF-CIPS Working Groups
March-May 2023: Developing and Conducting Statewide Cybersecurity Capabilities Assessment
June-July 2023: Developing the State Cybersecurity Plan
September 2023: Submit the final plan to CISA for approval.


The following list of CISA resources are recommended products, services, and tools at no cost to the state, local, tribal, and territorial governments, as well as public and private sector critical infrastructure organizations.

State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Fact Sheet
Cal OES State and Local Cybersecurity Fact Sheet
State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Frequently Asked Questions
Cyber Resource Hub
Ransomware Guide (Sept. 2020)
Cyber Resilience Review
Free Cybersecurity Services and Tools
Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) & Cybersecurity Plan Template (click “Related Documents” tab to download)