Portage, MI (November 15, 2023) – The Tribal Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Analysis Center
(Tribal-ISAC) is pleased to announce that its membership is noted as an allowable expense covered by funds received from The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Fiscal Year 2023 Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program (TCGP)
“We were very excited to learn that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) lists the Tribal-ISAC as an Encouraged Membership as noted on page 77 of the Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO),” said Toni Pepper, Tribal-ISAC Steering Committee member. In addition, Pepper says that FEMA confirmed that the Tribal-ISAC membership is also considered an approved expense.
Tribes interested in applying should visit: https://www.grants.gov/search-results-detail/350361 . Application deadline is January 10, 2024.
Cyber attacks and digital threats are impacting Native American and Alaskan Native tribes at an alarming rate. Tribal sovereignty, the remote tribal locations along with lack of resources to address cyber preparedness creates unique challenges for all tribes. Funds received from the TCGP will help tribal governments address cybersecurity risks and threats.
“The security of tribal data and infrastructure is of paramount importance, and we are excited to make membership in Tribal-ISAC more accessible to tribes through this grant program,” said Pepper.
TribalHub, the largest community of technology minded leaders from tribes across the country, is hosting an open meeting on Monday Nov. 27 from 3-4:30pm ET in collaboration with FEMA to discuss the TCGP. The session is designed to provide those working for tribal governments and organizations with an opportunity to learn, ask questions, and make connections that will assist with applying for the DHS Fiscal Year 2023 Tribal Cybersecurity Grant Program). Tribes can register for the meeting at this link.