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Mississippi Office of Homeland Security State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program Interest Survey and Memorandum of Understanding

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As part of the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP), the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security (MOHS) is conducting a survey to determine the interests and needs of the eligible populations toward cybersecurity. Attached is an Interest Survey to participate in the program, as well Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will allow for the State and the MOHS to retain grant funds for the FY22 SLCGP. Funds retained from the award will provide a statewide needs and readiness assessment to determine gaps, vulnerabilities, and capabilities of local jurisdictions, with an emphasis in rural jurisdictions.

According to the Federal Emergency Management, local jurisdictions are defined as county, municipality, city, town, township, local public authority, school district, special district, intrastate district, council of governments (regardless of whether the council of governments is incorporated as a nonprofit corporation under State law), regional or interstate government entity, or agency or instrumentality of a local government; an Indian tribe or authorized tribal organization, or in Alaska a Native village or Alaska Regional Native Corporation; and a rural community, unincorporated town or village, or other public entity.

Interest Survey: The survey is designed to collect information from local government entities who are eligible to participate in the State and Local Cybersecurity Grant Program (SLCGP). This participation survey may include receiving state provided services, programming, and funding with the future year(s) of the SLCGP funding opportunities.

The survey is an assessment, designed to ascertain a local entity’s interest and potential need for cybersecurity services outlined through the grant period of performance ending August 31, 2026.  Information regarding the grant’s requirements can be found on the Mississippi Office of Homeland Security Cybersecurity webpage at:

A local government entity’s participation in this survey signals an interest and an intention to participate in the SLCGP.  Participation in the survey and needs assessment will be used to understand and prioritize the use of awarded funds, but survey participation does not guarantee funding will be available to meet the needs for all submissions.  

Memorandum of Understanding: The MOU is a document signed by the local jurisdiction to support the MOU in the retention of grant award funds for the purpose of providing the state, local, and rural  jurisdictions with a readiness assessment for the evaluation of gaps, vulnerabilities, and capabilities. Data provided from the assessments will provide a path forward toward securing local jurisdictions into more secure cybersecurity postures.

Please return both the Interest Survey and the MOU to the following email address, to be part of this program. If you have any questions regarding the survey, please contact


Contact Bobby Freeman or Beth Loflin if you have questions. See the contact information below.


Bobby Freeman, Director

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security



Beth Loflin, Grants/Finance Director

Mississippi Office of Homeland Security