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Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

This grant program assists municipal governments in strengthening cybersecurity while reducing systemic cyber risk.

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To keep pace with today’s dynamic and increasingly sophisticated cyber threat environment, local governments and local public entities in Massachusetts must adopt key cybersecurity best practices, take decisive steps to modernize their approach to cybersecurity, and advance towards a Zero Trust Architecture.

The purpose of funding is to assist units of local government with improving cybersecurity by reducing susceptibility to cybersecurity threats, reducing cybersecurity vulnerabilities, and mitigating the consequences of cybersecurity attacks by enhancing specific cybersecurity capabilities. 

Priority areas include:

  • Development of a written cybersecurity incident response plan. 
  • Tabletop exercises (TTX) involving cross-functional staff members, including senior leadership of the applicant to exercise, test, and refine written cyber incident response plans. 
  • Cybersecurity awareness training – State agencies with a .gov domain or a network email domain owned and managed by a state unit of government are eligible to apply under this objective. 
  • Migration to the .gov internet domain.  
  • Implementation of multi-factor authentication (MFA).  


Only a Massachusetts local unit of government (e.g., municipalities, regional school districts, regional water authorities) is eligible to apply under this grant program.

A municipality may submit a joint application that includes other municipalities in an effort to streamline the grant administrative process for itself and neighboring or nearby communities. Up to 10 municipalities may participate in a joint application.

Key Dates and Materials

Key Dates:


February 9, 2024 

Application Assistance 

Webinar (Optional) 



February 16, 2024, at 11 a.m. Register at 
Webinar ID: 642-718-963

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. 

Application Due Date 

4:00 p.m. March 8, 2024 

Award Notification (anticipated) 

May 2024 

Performance Period 

May 2024 - June 30, 2025 

Application Materials:

Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program AGF

Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Online Application

Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Budget Worksheet

OGR Risk Assessment Form

Additional Materials:

Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Webinar Recording

Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Applicant Assistance Webinar Presentation

Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Q&A

Cybersecurity Funding for State Agencies

The Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program is open only to units of local government. State agencies may apply for funding through the State Share Cybersecurity Grant Program.

Massachusetts Cybersecurity Planning Committee

In accordance with terms of this federal grant program, the Massachusetts Cybersecurity Planning Committee was formed to guide allowable cybersecurity activities for the Commonwealth, its municipalities and other public entities. The Committee is composed of stakeholder representatives and chaired by the Commonwealth's Chief Information Officer. The panel is responsible for directing the use of SLCGP funds.

Contact   for Municipal Local Cybersecurity Grant Program

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