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Deadline Approaching! Apply for Cybersecurity Education and Workforce Development Funding Today

The deadline is approaching to submit proposals in response to NIST's Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) to support Regional Alliances and Multistakeholder Partnerships to Stimulate (RAMPS) cybersecurity education and workforce development. The funding expands the existing RAMPS program* and anticipates awarding an additional fifteen awards of up to $200,000 through cooperative agreements.

As part of the Department of Commerce's Principles for Highly Effective Workforce Investments and Good Jobs Principles, RAMPS will support the NIST-led NICE program. Effective partnerships will focus on bringing together employers and educators to focus on developing the skilled and diverse workforce to meet employer needs within a local or regional economy. 

Applicants must demonstrate through letters of commitment that, in addition to the applicant, at least one of each of the following types of organizations is committed to being part of the proposed regional alliance:

  • at least one institution of higher education or nonprofit training organization, and
  • at least one local employer or owner or operator of critical infrastructure.

Deadline to apply: May 24, 2024

More information about the RAMPS NOFO may be found in the recording of the webinar for interested applicants and an FAQ

View this funding Opportunity on

*On April 3, 2024, NIST announced eighteen RAMPS awards. Those awards are listed on the NICE website.  

Released April 30, 2024, Updated May 15, 2024