Cybersecurity Assistance

The Cybersecurity Implementation Grant Program used budgeted funds from the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (ARPA) to support cybersecurity improvements to drinking water and wastewater systems. Specifically, grant money was used to fund cybersecurity improvement projects to proactively mitigate the risk of cybersecurity attacks on community drinking water serving at least 500 people and/or municipal wastewater systems. Grantees received up to $50,000 per drinking water or wastewater system to implement recommendations from a cybersecurity assessment. The maximum grant amount per applicant was $100,000 for a combined drinking water and wastewater system. Learn more about cybersecurity by visiting the Water System Security webpage.

Program funds have been exhausted and are no longer available.

Program accomplishments:

  • 10 drinking water systems were awarded over $370,000.
  • 7 wastewater systems were awarded over $310,000.
  • 12 combined drinking water and wastewater projects were awarded over $1,000,000.

Questions? Contact:

If you have questions or would like to inquire about more funding opportunities please contact Brenda Leonard at (603) 271-0867 or