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White House rolls out $1 billion in cyber funding to states

September 16, 2022

Nearly a year after the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal crossed the finish line, states may begin applying for the $1 billion pot of cybersecurity funds written into law and designed to tackle increasing vulnerabilities across U.S. critical infrastructure.

Friday’s official rollout of the “State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program” marks the biggest state and local investment in cybersecurity to date. The funds – doled out by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) – are slated for distribution over the next four years, with $185 million up for grabs that was already allocated for 2022.

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