H.R. 5823: State and Local Cybersecurity Improvement Act

CBO Score

$872 million

Date of Report

Tue March 10th, 2020

CBO Report Details

Legislation Details

116th Congress

To establish a program to make grants to States to address cybersecurity risks and cybersecurity threats to information systems of State, local, Tribal, or territorial governments, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Rep. Cedric Richmond — D — LA

Authorizes the appropriation of $400 million annually over the 2021-2025 period for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to award grants to state and local governments. Grant recipients would use those funds to address cybersecurity threats and risks to their information systems. The bill also would establish the process through which DHS would assess grant applications, review cybersecurity plans, and monitor the performance of grant recipients.

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