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In-Kind Grants to USA Public School Districts and Canada and International Nonprofits and NGOs for Activities to Prevent Cyber Attacks

IBM Education Security Preparedness Grant


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Funding Source
IBM Corporation
Array ( [0] => American Samoa (USA); [1] => Guam (USA); [2] => Puerto Rico (USA); [3] => Virgin Islands (USA); [4] => Northern Mariana Islands (USA); )

Geographic Focus
USA Territories: American Samoa (USA);   Guam (USA);   Puerto Rico (USA);   Virgin Islands (USA);   Northern Mariana Islands (USA);
USA Compact Free Associations:The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)   Marshall Islands (USA)   Republic of Palau (USA)
International, Israel and Canada.

Important Dates
Deadline: 06/23/23 Save

Grant Description
In-kind grants to USA K-12 public school districts and Canada and International nonprofit and non-governmental organizations for activities to improve cybersecurity. Successful applicants will receive resources, assistance, and support from professionals in the field to develop resiliency against cyber threats, including ransomware attacks.

In response to the growing skills gap and threat of ransomware attacks at schools, IBM is announcing a global RFP to help K-12 public schools and educational institutions combat cyberattacks and grow their faculty and students’ skills in AI and cybersecurity. IBM will provide $5 million in-kind to help address cybersecurity resiliency in schools and institutions across the world while providing schools enhanced training on AI and cyber through IBM SkillsBuild.

IBM Education Security Preparedness Grants will be awarded to schools worldwide and distributed via volunteers through IBM Service Corps to help schools establish programs to address cybersecurity resiliency. Each selected school will receive:

  • Incident response plans and ransomware playbooks
  • Programs to address the need for updating operating systems
  • Strategic communication plans to use in response to cyber incidents
  • IBM SkillsBuild training and digital credentials on topics including AI and cybersecurity
  • Other benefits such as enhanced access to IBM mentors, teacher training and toolkits, and customized learning pathways


Additional Eligibility Criteria
K-12 public school districts in the U.S. are eligible to apply for the IBM Education Security Preparedness program.

IBM Education Security Preparedness Grant program is accepting applications from nonprofit and non-governmental (NGO) organizations globally for IBM support to help establish programs to address cybersecurity resiliency.

Pre-Application Information
Apply by June 23, 2023.

Number of Grants
10 available grants

Estimated Size of Grant
$5 million in-kind

Contact Information
US schools application:

International organization application:

Questions can be directed to

IBM Corporate address
1 New Orchard Road
Armonk, New York 10504-1722

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