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June 25, 2024

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FCC cyber grant pilot program for K-12 schools to collect metrics for informing future support mechanisms

By Jacob Livesay / June 7, 2024

The Federal Communications Commission is aiming to receive useful data on how to help K-12 schools and libraries adopt cybersecurity best practices under a grant program established in a 3-2 vote at a Thursday meeting.

The commission approved a report and order at the meeting to stand up the Schools and Libraries Cybersecurity Pilot Program. The new effort will provide up to $200 million in cyber grant funding over three years.

“We will use this effort, modeled after our earlier...

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